Water stains on your foundation walls or basement floors is an indication that your home has a water leakage problem. If you see stains, you need to call in a professional from the Basement Masters Waterproofing team to assess the situation and advise you on the best course of action for your home. Since your foundation is built into the ground, excess water in the soil can place constant pressure on the wall. As it pushes on the foundation, it causes cracks to appear because the excess water has nowhere to go. The water then finds its way into cracks in the walls and floors. If left alone, the cracks will get bigger and will damage the structure of your house. Another concern would be the musty odor that comes from excess moisture. This can also lead to the growth of mold. Mold on walls is usually a black, brown, yellow, or green color. Some molds are very dangerous for your family to breath. Efflorescence is white or grayish ash caused by salt deposits left by the evaporating water. The porous concrete gets discolored when the moisture is on the surface for an extended length of time. One method that Basement Masters Waterproofing may recommend is epoxy injections or polyurethane injections.
Basement Masters Waterproofing has a solution that is fast and economical for the homeowner. Epoxy injections or polyurethane injections are proven repair methods. This method is great for the homeowner since it is done on the interior of the basement. There is no exterior excavation necessary. The injection professional will insert the epoxy or polyurethane into the crack. As it hardens and cures, the epoxy reinforces or welds the concrete, closing up the crack. This method makes your wall stronger and stops water seepage in that area. Once you have the crack sealed and no longer see any water, you may move forward redoing the wall and removing the stain. Basement Masters Waterproofing has a 10-year warranty on their work. So for all your waterproofing needs. please give us a call.