Damp, humid basements can cause water damage to homes if there are water leaks or excessive moisture. The dampness from humidity causes wood rot, structural damage, and serious health issues. These health issues are due to mold growth, mildew, allergens or contaminated air. The experts at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services can inspect your home to locate the source of your moisture problems and provide basement waterproofing in PA.
There are preventative measures you can take to help eliminate high levels of humidity in your basement.
Invest in a dehumidifier: Install a Santa Fe Dehumidifier into your basement to remove excess moisture and condensation.
Check for water leaks: Look for water leaks on the floor, walls, and ceiling. They may be caused by malfunctioning sump pumps, plumbing leaks, broken pipes or poor drainage.
Look for standing water: Standing water or water puddles can be present on basement floors after heavy rainfalls.
Condensation: If condensation occurs on walls and floors, then your basement has high humidity.
Clogged gutters: Clean your gutters by removing debris and leaves on a regular basis to prevent flooding in your basement.
Mold growth: If you have mold growth in your basement, move your books, papers and other furnishings to another area that is away from walls to prevent more mold growth.
Air leaks: Air leaks can occur in the clothes dryer venting pipe. Make sure it is fastened to prevent air from entering your basement.
Slopes: Make sure the ground slopes downward and away from your home. This will prevent water seepage and standing water.
Working sump pumps: Check your sump pump to make sure it is working properly. If not, inspect the outlet pipe to see if it is clogged.
If you’ve taken all of these preventative measures and still have a damp basement, then give us a call today. Our professionals will come to your location and inspect your basement. We also provide free estimates.
Matthews Wall Anchors & Waterproofing Services offers several waterproofing methods to keep your basement safe and dry. We offer exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing, sump basins, sump pits, sump pumps or drainage systems depending on your waterproofing situation.
All of our waterproofing solutions are designed to stop basement flooding by diverting water away from your foundation. These waterproofing products are made by Earth Contact Products, the leading manufacturer in the waterproofing industry, so you will be getting the latest products with quality service.
We also offer Santa Fe Dehumidifiers, the latest humidification product on the market, to keep humidity levels below 50%. Our dehumidifiers are the most preferred because they:
Contact our experts today, so we can assess your damp, humid basement in the Pittsburgh, PA area. We know how to lower basement moisture and protect your home from water damage. Call us for a free estimate.