May Showers Bring Basement Problems!
Why Is Water Coming In My Basement Where The Walls Meet The Floor?
The answer is hydrostatic pressure. This is when water builds up in the soil surrounding your foundation and pushes against your walls, seeping through any openings. Water can weigh about 60 pounds per cubic foot, making it extremely heavy. If your basement is acting as a floodwall, sooner or later, it’ll break. The American Society Of Home Inspectors found that over 60% of basements have moisture seepage. They also found that 38% of basements experience mold growth due to an
elevated moisture level. Concrete is a porous material, meaning water can still seep through your foundation walls. But the most common place that leaks water is where your basement walls meet your floor. This is called a cove joint, and it exists because your walls and floors were poured separately during construction. When hydrostatic pressure builds in the soil around your foundation, it tends to seep through the cove joint first.
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You always want to call Joe the Mold Man before hiring a contractor to fix the water damage in your house, because they might miss something! Joe “the Mold Man” Riley misses nothing.
A lot of contractors won’t even touch a project until Joe has been there first. They know his reputation as the most thorough investigator of indoor air quality issues, so they will wait for his instructions before beginning repairs. They don’t want to do a job twice because the problem went deeper than they realized!
Joe’s number one job is to communicate the facts clearly, so everyone knows what to do. Missed water damage can make a simple repair much more extensive and costly. Joe the Mold Man has the decades of experience and expertise to direct the contractor to the best and most cost-efficient way to fix any damage.
Without more surprises and more money spent!
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Joe the Mold Man knows that because of the recent cold snap, you could have hidden water damage from frozen pipes! Joe’s experience tells him that many of those pipes will thaw out, break, and cause water damage and then mold. He will identify areas in your home or business that may have hidden moisture and mold issues.
Once Joe “The Mold Man” Riley completes a thorough investigation of your home, identifying water damage and establishing the severity of the problem, then you’ll want to know what to do about it!
Joe writes one-of-a-kind reports with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for remediation companies, homeowners, and business owners. He comes up with practical, often low-cost, do-it-yourself solutions. Joe’s experience allows him to give you fixes and recommendations that will not break the bank, and his reports give you clear feedback on how to make your home safe and dry again.
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The Odor Man serves all communities throughout the greater Denver area. With 24/7 emergency services, you never have to wait for a solution. Locally owned and operated, we are licensed, bonded, and insured.
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