How to Know When You Need Basement Repair in MD

Whether you plan to finish your basement or use it for storage, it needs to be dry and safe to be functional. When your basement gets compromised, it will affect its function. There are several signs that your Maryland basement has been compromised that you should know how to recognize so you know when you call for basement repair in MD. These signs include cracks in the walls and/or floor, standing water or flooding, mold, and/or foul odors. The following will discuss some of these problems.

Water Puddle

If you see a puddle of standing water in your basement, you have a problem. This is usually the first thing you will notice if your basement gets compromised. The main reason for a pool or pools of standing water is cracking in the floor or walls. Regardless of where the water is coming from, the problem needs to be attended to immediately. Foundation repair specialists will know how to find the source of the problem and make the appropriate repairs.

Foul Odors

If you smell something overwhelmingly stinky in your basement, it is time to call for help from professionals. That smell is likely related to water, whether you can see it or not. When a basement gets compromised, the smells can come from mildew, dust mites, mold, or rot/decay. It can also come from deceased rodents. No matter what the cause of that overwhelming foul odor, it needs to be addressed right away.

Sump Pump Issues

If you have a sump pump in your basement, it can malfunction and cause problems with standing water and water damage in the basement. If you can catch this problem early, you can avoid costly basement and foundation repairs. The sooner you catch it, the easier it is to fix. The sump pump will need to be repaired by a plumber and if there is damage to the foundation or in the basement, foundation repair specialists need to address that issue.

Besides these signs of basement compromise, if you spot mold or mildew in your basement, it is time to get help immediately. Mold can be hazardous to your household. It can cause respiratory problems and cause damage to your property. If you experience any of these symptoms in your basement, consider Keystone Foundation Repair, Inc. for your Basement repair in MD.

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