Damp Humid Basement
A damp, humid basement can cost you a lot of money. Not only can you lose living space, but it can be a breeding area for mold and mildew to thrive. A wet basement can also make your energy bills much higher. A damp, humid basement can be caused by several reasons such as:
- Water trickling out of walls
- Standing water on the floor
- Saturated base of concrete block walls— a ring of dampness
- Condensation on cold walls and floor in summer
- Wet carpet or wood
- Wet wood headers, joists, sill plates, and columns
- Wet wall covering
- Wet concrete or masonry
Water will find its way into your basement through any small crack it can find. Don't let a damp and humid basement cause you to experience all of the unpleasant consequences that it causes. If you see water in your basement, this is an obvious sign of a damp basement. However, there are other indications that you may have a humid basement. Some of the things to be aware of are:
- Musty odors
- High humidity throughout your home
- Rusty appliances
- Insect infestation
- Condensation on pipes
If you have a moist basement, let the professionals at Atlas Master Companies come and give you a free estimate
and offer you the best solutions for your waterproofing needs.
Damp and Humid Basement Solutions in Virginia
If you have a damp, humid basement, Atlas Masters Companies offers several basement waterproofing solutions for your Virginia home. Our damp basement repair offers:
Interior waterproofing consists of a perforated drain pipe that is installed on the interior of the footings. Then the pipe is attached to a sump pump system which drains the water away from the basement.
Exterior waterproofing is true waterproofing as it does not allow water to get near the basement. A perforated drain pipe is placed under the foundation and drains the water away from the foundation.
Atlas Master Companies' Drainage Collection System:
- Gutter downspout drains
- Round and atrium grates
- Drainage piping
- Pop-up emitters
- Channel drain
- Pipe fittings
- Catch basin and grates
Sump pump system - The sump pump system that Atlas Master Companies installs are the most energy efficient and effective sump pumps on the market.
The products that Atlas Masters Companies uses for basement waterproofing are manufactured by Earth Contact Products
(ECP), the leading foundation repair company in the industry.
Atlas Masters Companies to learn more about making sure your damp, humid basement is dry, safe, and comfortable.