What Causes Damp or Humid Basements in Northern Virginia?

Moisture problems in your basement in Northern Virginia are not only annoying but can lead to health problems. Mold and mildew can grow in damp and humid basements. Mold spores can get into the air you breath and cause you and your health issues such as:

  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Skin irritation
  • Allergies
  • Lung disease

Moisture can enter your basement is several ways such as:

  • Water from rain or groundwater
  • Interior moisture sources such as bathrooms, cooking, humidifiers
  • Exterior humid air that enters the basement and condenses on cooler surfaces

All of these can cause you to have a damp and humid basement. Let the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing give you a no-cost evaluation and offer you the best solution for your damp or humid basement. We have the products and solutions to get your basement dry and keep it that way.

Solutions for Damp or Humid Basements in Northern Virginia

Basement Masters Waterproofing offers several methods of waterproofing for your Northern Virginia home. These solutions include:

  • Interior drainage
  • Exterior drainage
  • Water management system
  • Sump pump
  • Sump pit
  • Vapor barrier
  • Epoxy injections
  • Wall crack repair

Our interior drainage system uses a perforated pipe that is installed along the interior footings of the basement. This drainage pipe is attached to the sump pump system which drains the water away from the basement and foundation.

Our exterior drainage system uses a perforated pipe that is installed along the outside of the exterior footings. Then the pipe is covered with crushed stone. As water passes over the trench, it filters through the stone and into the pipe.

The pipe then drains the water away from the foundation.

Sump pumps are necessary to carry the water away from the basement. As the sump pit fills, the pump turns on and the water is pumped to an area away from the basement and foundation.

Our epoxy injections fill cracks in the walls and floors so that water cannot enter. These epoxy injections also strengthen the cracks to that they won’t crack again.

Basement Masters Waterproofing has over 25 years of experience in basement waterproofing and foundation repair. We are locally owned and operated so you will get the personalized attention that you deserve. We have established an outstanding reputation in Northern Virginia and intend to keep it that way. If you have a damp or humid basement, let Basement Masters Waterproofing offer you the solutions you need. Contact us today!


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