Builders often excavate large amounts of the soil before they pour in a home’s foundation. Once the piers and footing posts are placed, dried and hardened, the soil is repacked around your home. This soil, known as active soil, is looser than its surroundings allowing rainwater to seep through more easily. This water can slowly make its way toward your basement where it could lead to all sorts of problems that would require an expensive foundation repair.
Sump pumps and French drains are two of the most common ways to minimize flooding in your basement. You can also solve this problem right at its root with proper waterproofing. Let our experts at Rapid Dri show you the top reasons why you should waterproof your basement.
The dark humid space of your basement is an ideal breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. Basement waterproofing systems can help minimize the growth and spread of odor-causing bacteria, especially when combined with a dehumidifier and proper ventilation.
Mold, Mildew and Chalk
Aside from bad odors, flooded basements are also prone to developing mold and mildew colonies. Additionally, when the water in your basement evaporates, it also leaves behind a layer of mineral deposits that feel like chalk when touched. This is called efflorescence and can worsen reactions from people allergic to dust.
Keep your basement in good shape with our foundation repair professionals at Rapid Dri. We are your number one go-to resource for all your basement, crawl space, foundation and gutter needs. Call us today at (734) 272-4495 and ask us about our free in-home consultation or request an estimate. You may also fill out our online contact form to have one of our friendly representatives get in touch with you shortly. We serve Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI.