Basement Waterproofing Amherst
Reliable Basement and Drain specializes in Basement Waterproofing Amherst and foundation repair. Our proven, safe and 100% effective waterproofing method can be used on foundations consisting of poured concrete, block, brick, stone, red clay tile plus crawl spaces and slabs.
Waterproofing your damp wet basement will expand the potential livable and usable space in your home. Waterproofing will create a healthier environment in your home by eliminating dampness. Mold thrives in damp environments. According to the EPA, the key to mold control is moisture control.
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What causes the musty smell in my basement?
Obviously, the musty smell you have is much more than just a bad smell. Mold and fungus spores that float in the air cause it. This may contribute to allergy and asthma problems, as well as other health issues.
What is that white chalky substance on the walls?
Efflorescence. What you are seeing is a chemical breakdown of the bonding agent that holds your wall together. The water that is inside of your foundation wall will, over time, leech some of the lime out of the wall causing this effect.
What are the brown stains on my wall?
Brown stains, especially on block or poured concrete walls, are a sign of acid damage. The clay outside your home is very acidic, and when the water leaks into your basement, it draws that acidity with it. Your wall acts as a filter, holding this acid back and allowing the “clean” water into your basement. Acid damage leads to lower wall deterioration.