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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.

 

 

Water in your basement? Find out why

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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.

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3420 Washington Ave

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Basement Leaks

Basement Leaks

A leaking basement is an issue that is common in many homes.  Forces of nature and time are usually the main culprit.

Here are a few places you can look for water seeping into your basement.

Basement Walls. 

The most common place for a basement leak is a crack in a poured concrete basement wall.

Basement floors are thin layers of poured concrete, typically 2 – 4 inches in depth. They are there to provide a clean, solid base. The same pressure that forces water into the basement also presses upward on the basement floor and can cause it to crack.   When that happens, water can seep into the basement whenever the water table rises.

There is sometimes a small gap between the top of a foundation wall and the sill plate of the aboveground structure.  Water can run toward the house and enter the basement when improperly sloped decks and patios which can cause rain water to run towards the house instead of away.waterproofing, foundation repair, Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Lake county, Milwaukee Waterproofing, Basement waterproofing

Concrete Bricks and masonry with weak porous areas.  Sometimes water can seep right through the concrete or masonry of the wall due to flaws in the materials.

It takes an experienced basement waterproofing contractor to diagnose the exact cause of your leaking basement.

Whether it is a issue with the inside or outside of your home, we can provide a free assessment of your particular issue.  Many big national companies will come in and over sell your needs.  Brewer Contracting will be sure to evaluate your water issue with honesty and integrity.

Residential waterproofing experts with over 50 years experience in Real Estate Transaction Repair and Foundation Restoration.

We specialize in:

  • Inside/Exterior Drain Tile Systems
  • Sump Pumps
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Bowed Walls
  • Concrete Repairs
  • French Drains
  • Tuck pointing