Basement Waterproofing

Wet Basement Waterproofing in Alabama

Damp, musty, and humid… that’s just how basements are, right?

Are you dealing with water in your basement or feeling moisture building up in your home’s foundation? Basement moisture is not an uncommon issue. It can cause damage to your home, as well as your health. To correct the issues, give us a call! We will apply our common sense approach to resolving issues with cracks in concrete foundations, downspout drains, sump pumps, and yard drainage problems. APS offers solutions for all crawl space problems including rodents, odors, cleanup, and mold/mildew. Permanently seal your crawlspace with our Crawlspace Encapsulation system to avoid damage for years to come.

How to Identify if You Have Moisture In Your Basement?

Before investing your money in a reputable company and hiring professional contractors for basement waterproofing and inspection, look for these key signs that serve as a warning for your structure damage or mold growth in the house:

  • Water trickling out of the walls
  • Peeling paint
  • Damp spots on the walls
  • Rust on appliances due to excessive dampness and humidity
  • Fungus growth on walls (mostly wooden surfaces)
  • Cracks in the wall and floors
  • Odor of mold or mildew
  • Stained or blistering walls
  • Rotting columns, headers, and joists

In reality, any amount of moisture in your home’s lowest space represents a problem. Flooding issues, small or large, can damage your electric systems, rot wooden structures, and cause many other types of damage. When it comes to water damage in your basement or crawl space, Alabama Professional Services has the solution you need to fix “at or below grade” water issues. Give us a call today for a free inspection and estimate!

Common Causes of Water in your Basement

Moisture generally builds due to accumulated rain or groundwater in your area. Unaware, homeowners neglect the fact that the water accumulated in one place can cause major damage over time. Water might find its way into your basement without proper grading, downspouts, and gutters leading to major issues. Also, homeowners often allow humid, outside air into cool basements during summer months to ventilate the space, which in turn can condense on the walls and floors. Here are some of the major causes:

Interior Water Leak – Some basements are built of hollow concrete blocks which can damage the structure in times of heavy rains. Walls can start leaking. Locate the place where moisture is visible and find if something in that area is leaking. It can be due to a sink, a toilet, a washing machine, a dishwasher, or a bad pipe leak. If the basement is close to any of the areas or appliances listed above, an internal leak could be the reason for the moisture buildup.

Improper Grading – Check the building structure to see if the ground around the foundation is not properly maintained and is draining improperly or in the wrong direction. Dirt fills into the space and settles, therefore changing the direction of the slope and causing water flow towards the house rather than away from it.

Defective Gutters and Downspouts – If Gutters or Downspouts are missing or not properly maintained, rainwater is directed towards the foundation.

Cracks in your space – If floor joists are not properly connected to the walls, it can allow water to get into the structure and damage your foundation.