Because of the high water table a common problem on Eastern Long Island is moisture or in extreme cases water in basements.
The water gets there through a number of avenues including the floor, walls, poor drainage and reverse grading outside your home.
It may first appear as mildew , much like on your homes exterior and in short time the spores become mature and airborne causing a ‘musty’ odor in the basement and throughout the home. This can also lead to increased risk of allergies and other illnesses.
Another pathway for moisture to enter is through the basement floor or walls, especially in extreme conditions of moisture. Excessive amounts of rain will cause the water table to rise even higher, many times coming right up through your basement floor or in through your walls. This is because concrete is a porous material and easily soaks up water.
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The important thing to understand is that a wet basement is a serious and multi-faceted problem. Repeated flooding will cause the basement sub floor to deteriorate and also damage the foundation.
In finished basements with leaking problems drywall can be damaged, insulation contaminated with mold, and structural problems that can result in very expensive repairs.
A prolonged exposure to water in your basement also increases the chances of termites, carpenter ants and other insects taking up residence, and entering the living area.
But possibly the most serious issue with a wet basement is that it allows toxic mold and mildew to grow. Once this occurs all occupants of the house including pets are at risk of a long list of health issues, because the mold will not just stay in the basement, but quickly enter other areas of the home through the normal movement of air currents, heating or air conditioning systems, etc.
Basement Waterproofing Services
In order to stop this cycle and end mold and damaging moisture in your basement the walks and floor need to be waterproofed. Mildew Busters does this by applying a waterproofing sealer with stucco like surface to the walls and an epoxy based paint to the floors. Our basement waterproofing services stops the ability of moisture from entering your basement and home, eliminating any health risks to you and your family.