Basements are a place used to store items, create a living space, office space, and many has many other uses. If you notice these issues, you will want to repair them right away.
Preventing mold before it appears is best by keeping your basement dry. Respiratory complications and allergies can be affected by mold growth. Using moisture resistant building materials for walls and proper ventilation and dehumidifiers will help keep mold from growing.
Moisture is the common cause of most musty odors. Pests are another source. If you notice a damp smell or odor, it is a likely bet that you are either dealing with a humidity issue that can be helped with the aid of a dehumidifier or possibly a small leak, or water seepage. Contact a basement repair specialist who can help diagnose the issue before it becomes a major problem.
Rotting Carpet and Flooring
If you haven’t notice, Moisture is a big culprit in basement issues. If you notice your carpet is rotting or wood flooring is warping or rotting. Moisture again is the issue. It would be best to find this issue and fix it before replacing the carpet or floor.
An uneven floor is a sign that you basement floor may be sinking. Soil below the floor may be shifting and also causing your foundation to move too. Cracks can appear and get worse over time. Addressing this quickly can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Renovating your basement or replacing existing basement flooring gives you a chance to choose what kind of flooring you want to use. There are a number of options to choose from like Vinyl basement flooring, Tile basement flooring Carpet, or carpet tiles, rubber basement flooring, or stained concrete. When choosing your flooring, keep in mind how uneven the current floor is and the fact that your basement is prone to flooding. Brewer Contracting can go through all of the pros and cons with these flooring types and help you decide what type is right for you.
Basements are more and more used as living and bedroom areas and having issues like mold or mildew growing in damp carpeting and a health issue can occur.
The first step in trying to remedy the problem is to figure out what type of problem you are dealing with and where the water, if any, is coming from. Brewer Contracting ( formally United waterproofing ) has been repairing homes in SE Wisconsin since 1953. ken Brewer personally has 35 years experience in all aspects of commercial and residential waterproofing.
We specialize in:
- Inside/Exterior Drain Tile Systems
- Sump Pumps
- Foundation Cracks
- Bowed Walls
- Concrete Repairs
- Tuck pointing
A damp, basement can be a breeding ground for mold and can damage your finished basement and even your foundation. No matter what your basement may need, Brewer Contracting has the products and experience to give you a drier, safer and more comfortable basement.
3420 Washington Ave
Racine, Wi 53405