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Should There Be Water Coming From My Basement Walls?

Even if you don’t have waterproofing measures in place in your basement, you should not have to contend with water coming from your basement walls. If you do notice water coming from your basement walls, then it is more than likely that you have a structural problem on your hands. Water most often enters your basement courtesy of cracks in your walls, joints, or flooring. As it moves into your home, that water makes it easier for additional moisture to move indoors and make your life even more complicated. As such, if you notice water coming out of your walls, whether it’s temporary dampness or significant flooding, you’ll want to do what you can to respond to the problem as quickly as you can. If you let the problem grow worse over time, then you may find yourself contending not only with the presence of that water in your home but also with the structural damage, expenses, and health risks that said water brings with it. 

Water can pose significant risks to your home, with its presence causing the following problems in your basement: 

  • Wet walls and floors 
  • Efflorescence 
  • Condensation on windows and doors 
  • Structural problems 
  • Musty odors 
  • Mold and mildew growth  

As you can see, your core problems are most likely to be structural should you allow moisture to live in your basement walls. Note that you may find yourself contending with rotting insulation, insect and critter infestations, and more should you leave unwanted moisture to gather at its leisure. If you notice water coming from your basement walls, then it is in your best interest to reach out to one of the professionals in your area for guidance and a free quote on any repairs you might need to restore your home’s value.