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Any Water Present Under your Home can Cause an Issue

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Kayla Cree



When speaking with people about waterproofing, one of the most common things we hear is "it's just a little water seepage in the heavy rains, it's really not an issue." The reality of the situation is that it is. Even the slightest amount of water seepage can cause issues. It will damage your basement over time, even if it is just a "yearly heavy rain seepage" this takes its toll. It can cause structural damage, mold, mildew, a nasty smell and many other issues. With water evident, it also means that a basement cant be properly finished and utilized as a livable space. It will become a hazardous area over time.

Water under basement floor

The picture here shows a job we did that had a 'little bit' of water seepage coming through the basement floors and walls. As we cut down to install our drainage system, this was how much more water was actually under there, and if the water is sitting under your home, it will find a way into basement, even if this slowly occurs. Often the homes that experience a less obvious water issue end up with the worst damage. These homes get worse at a rate that is difficult to keep track of, and so it exists for longer having a worse effect on the home and health of its occupants. 

Point is that even if it was just a little water seepage, it can be a much bigger problem than you think. Do you think it will ever stop until fully corrected? The answer is no. We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where we get rain and we have a variety of wet lands, marshes, beaches, mountains, hills and slopes that all factor into where all that water travels. Unfortunately, a lot of the time it ends up in the people’s homes that were built there, causing home owners more of a headache then needed. That is why we will always provide all of our customers free inspections and estimates. You could have an issue and not even know how severely it is damaging your home. We love that we have the ability and opportunity to help people learn about water issues and help correct the issue. 

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