Installing basement wall insulation will almost always save you money through lower energy bills. An additional benefit to insulated basement walls is that they are less susceptible to condensation and mold.
It is important to make sure that your basement doesn’t have any water problems before installing any interior wall insulation. If you have noticed any water problems, they need to be addressed before hand. There are many ways to insulate your basement using different insulating materials, but the use of fibrous insulation like fiberglass, mineral wool or cellulose can be a problem if they are used against a below grade concrete wall and have been known to allow moisture in the air to condense and lead to moisture problems.
Brewer contracting can assess your basement and come up with the right insulation method. We are also able to check and repair any water leak issues before insulation is installed.
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.
Whether you’re renovating your basement or solving a water damage problem Brewer Contracting is there for you. Cracked floors, leaning walls or window and door cracks are all signs of foundation problems.
We specialize in:
- Inside/Exterior Drain Tile Systems
- Sump Pumps
- Foundation Cracks
- Bowed Walls
- Concrete Repairs
- French Drains
- Tuck pointing
Let us help you evaluate your specific needs along with a cost efficient solution.