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Basement Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

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.

MOLD

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.

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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.

UNEVEN 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.