If you are a homeowner in the Michigan area you may be used to hot, humid summers. While there is a lot of water in the atmosphere during these months, that water should not be in your home. Many times this water is entering through basement floor cracks. Learn how to spot and repair cracks before water damage affects your home.
When you work with the experts at StayDry® Waterproofing you are working with a team that is dedicated to giving Michigan homeowners the tools they need to properly care for their home. We locate and repair floor cracks before they pose a threat to your home, or if your home as already experienced water damage due to leaks we offer 24/7 emergency services so you receive help when you need it.
Locate The Leak
If your home has a basement it is important to properly care for this area to protect against water damage in your home. Being the lowest level, your basement can often be beneath the natural water table, making it easier for water to enter your home through small cracks.
Whether your basement is a place you spend time in, or simply a storage area your basement houses some important equipment that keeps your home running smoothly. This includes items such as ductwork, piping and possibly even appliances such as your furnace and HVAC.
Leaving a basement floor crack unrepaired can lead to damage to your home and the appliances that are housed in your basement. Take the time to inspect your basement, especially after heavy rainfall or when it is more humid to determine if water is entering your home.
Basement floor cracks are not always visible. They are often covered by appliances, carpet or boxes covering large portions of the basement floor. You can first look for wet or damp spots to identify a crack. Other times cracks are larger and more visible, and these should be repaired immediately. Learn more about the benefits of repair.
Benefits of Repair
Whether your home is old or new, your home’s foundation and basement take a lot of pressure from both your home and the environment over time. This can lead to slow, but inevitable cracking in your basement.
A common misconception that homeowners have is that basement cracks take a long time to form or to get worse. This, however, is not true, with cracks steadily growing over time. Some reasons for this include:
- Concrete shrinkage
- Stress points
- Soil saturation
- Foundational shifting
Many of these things are out of a homeowners control, so do what you can to prepare against damage to your home by working with StayDry® Waterproofing to repair your basement floor cracks.
Repairing these cracks will not only save you money, and prevent damage to your home but it will also allow our experts to determine if any additional precautions are needed to prepare against water damage. Installing a sump pump or dehumidifier can keep your basement dry, and help fight the formation of mold which can have serious health consequences if left unattended.
Don’t wait any longer, call StayDry® today and start giving your home the help it deserves.
Help When You Need It
Additionally, we offer 24/7 emergency services so you get help when you need it most. We understand that when disaster strikes this does not always happen between normal business hours. We meet this need by providing service at all times of the day. When you call our office you will always speak to a live agent and receive high-quality service for any of our services.
Contact StayDry® Today!
If you are interested in our basement floor crack repair services
or just want to meet with a professional to start giving your home the care it deserves then contact us today!
You can also call our office and speak to a live agent at any time of day at 1.800.STAY.DRY.