Home Improvement Season is Fast Approaching!
September 8, 2023
As Alberta days get shorter and fall approaches, home improvement is on everyone’s minds. For dedicated weekend warriors there’s no project more daunting than updating your basement. You start by planning that exciting new media room (for big screen football, golf and Oilers games of course!), game room, play area for the kids or maybe even a kitchen and bath so you can rent the space.
Then you head downstairs to take some measurements and reality sets in.
Puddles of water on the ground, mold growing on the walls, strange smells and cracks on the walls. Issues you totally “forgot about” over the years. Yes. We’ve all been there.
Left untreated, problems like these can escalate and begin to affect the overall health of your entire home. In the back of your mind, you knew this had to be dealt with at some point, but now is that time.
Types of Basement Water Problems
When it comes to basement issues caused by foundation problems, moisture is often the biggest enemy. Water leakage can come from any number of sources such as:
- Cracks in walls or floors
- Damaged plumbing
- Improper interior or exterior drainage
- Leaky windows or vents
Excess moisture in the basement can result in problems including:
- Mold growth
- Rodent or insect invasion
- Unpleasant odors in the living areas of your home
- Excessive humidity level
- Standing water
Not only are these problems visually unattractive, but they can also be hazardous to your health and affect the value of your home.
Fixing Basement Water Issues
To help combat these problems, Shield Foundation Repair offers several methods of interior and exterior water issues management. Our trained estimators will carefully investigate the problems affecting your basement, exterior walls and surrounding property before developing a repair plan unique to your home.
Recommendations may differ depending on the source of your problems, floor type, wall type, landscaping and your own goals. Since water problems are often caused by structural damage, we assess the structural conditions of the basement. We also inspect your property to look for signs that may lead to water penetration you might have never thought of. Should you decide to go ahead, feel confident that our services are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. We also offer convenient payment plans are available to suit your needs.