Maintaining your basement has many benefits including: avoiding future damage, increasing your home’s value and peace of mind.
Signs include: cracks in walls, cracks in brickwork, bowed walls and sinking foundation.
This is usually the result of excess water or moisture. It is crucial to have you mold issues addressed immediately as mold creates various health risks.
If you have a damp basement due to a leak, you will be able to notice the following signs:
- Cracked walls
- Damp areas on walls
- Dry rot
- Furniture damage
- Mold and mildew
- Musty odor
- Peeling paint
- Warped wood
- Water on the floor or water in the hydro-gap
- White, chalky substances
Unfortunately, there are several different reasons as to why your basement is leaking—which is why it’s so important to have a trained and certified Rhino technician inspect it! Some of the reasons may be: capillary attraction, foundation settlement, hydrostatic pressure, poor craftsmanship or rising water tables.
A musty smell means that there is mold and fungus somewhere in your basement. When mold has grown, its spores float through the air—accumulating mildew—and causing that musty odor that you are smelling. Because these spores can cause asthma and allergy issues, it is crucial to schedule an appointment with a Rhino mold removal expert as soon as possible.
At this point, the impact that mold has on a person’s health has been proven time and time again in a variety of studies. Mold is known to cause respiratory issues, asthma and allergic reactions. Additionally, mold has also been proven to cause chronic sinus infections, headaches, sore throats and eye irritation. Although everyone is susceptible to the dangers of mold, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults are the most at risk.
We take great pride in providing the highest quality services to all of our customers. That is why we offer a Lifetime Satisfaction Warranty on all projects.
With about half the air we breathe in our homes coming from the basement, it is important to make sure the air is clean. Not only will our residential waterproofing solutions protect your home from water, they are designed to address these health concerns, making our solutions the total package for the safety of your home. We offer unmatched services to suit all your waterproofing needs, to ensure your home is protected from costly water damage.
Rhino Waterproofing is the trusted waterproofing solutions company in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. From crawl space encapsulation and foundation repairs to mold remediation, sump pump installation and much more, our team of experienced waterproofing specialists will diagnose and fix basement moisture problems. We can help you determine the custom solution that is designed to solve groundwater intrusion problems in your basement!
Your sump pump is the best defense against groundwater and plays an important role in keeping your home dry. When the experts at Rhino install your sump pump, you will enjoy the long term benefits such as: flood prevention, increased home value, decreased risk of mold growth and a solid home foundation.