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Spotting the Signs that You Need Drainage Correction

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If you have a flooded basement or front yard, it is obvious that you need drainage correction near San Antonio. However, some drainage problems are not as easy to identify as signs that you need drainage correction. Here is a look at some of the more subtle signs that you should investigate your drainage correction, waterproofing, and foundation repair options.


Cracks in Your Foundation

Your foundation will develop small, almost unnoticeable cracks over time, as the house settles into the foundation. However, if you discover larger cracks, particularly ones that keep growing, you may have a serious problem. Cracks that continue to widen could be the result of a drainage problem that is ruining your foundation. You should contact a general contractor or waterproofing expert for an inspection of your foundation. Your general contractor may recommend foundation repair, waterproofing your basement, and drainage correction to reduce your risk of further problems.

Mold in Your Attic

Surprisingly, the growth of mold in your attic can be related to drainage problems at your home’s foundation. Moisture in your basement or crawlspace can gradually travel upwards through your home, eventually gathering on the underside of your roof. If you don’t catch the problem early enough, your roof can develop serious structural problems. Exposure to mold growth can also contribute to or exacerbate serious health problems. Your general contractor might suggest interior basement waterproofing and exterior basement waterproofing to prevent moisture and condensation buildup. He may also recommend a French drain installation to divert storm water away from your foundation.

Deposits and Water Stains on Walls

If you notice water stains high up on your foundation walls or basement walls, water may be infiltrating the foundation via an overflowing storm gutter. If water stains extend around the perimeter of the basement in a line, it may be caused by a fluctuating water table, or storm drainage backup. White or gray deposits on your basement walls are signs that water and moisture are trapped within the walls. A contractor can perform drainage correction and a French drain installation to prevent these problems from reoccurring.

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