Condensation in Your Basement Spells Future Damage
Water damage in your basement can create condensation on your basement walls, floors, and other surfaces. Basement condensation occurs when warm air comes in contact with the cool basement walls and floor.
As the walls cool and the air becomes warm, moisture is created creating condensation on the basement walls. While a little condensation may not seem like a big problem to have, it can cause major water damage to your basement.
As the condensation builds up and sits on the walls and floors, it can cause structural damage to your home. The water can weaken your wooden floor joists and create problems for supporting your home. This can lead to many other larger, more expensive issues for your home.
Aside from structural issues, condensation in your basement can also lead to more problems like mold growth, musty odors, or pest infestation. Any kind of water damage in your basement can lead to mold growth and cause health-related issues for you and your family. As a result of the mold, it can also create musty odors that can infiltrate your entire home.
Bugs and pests love to live in dark, damp places. Condensation in your basement can create the perfect environment for them to thrive. If you notice an increase in unwanted bugs and pests, it could mean that your basement has a condensation issue.
Condensation in your basement can lead to a number of different issues that can only get worse if left untreated. It’s important to fix the condensation issues as soon as you notice it. If you’re not sure if you have a problem or not, one of our representatives will gladly inspect your basement and let you know the severity of the problem.
At MidAmerica Basement Systems, our waterproofing products protect your home from water damage. Contact us today for your free quote!