Moisture in your home can lead to a number of damaging effects, from the weakened structure of the house itself to the growth of harmful mold and mildew. While moisture can be the result of a leaking pipe or heavy rainfall, there are plenty of other ways water can enter your home. Aside from heavy rainfall and leaks, moisture results from cooking, showering, and much more. Needless to say, proper moisture control is essential in any home, as moisture is constantly being introduced to your home.
Because moisture can present a variety of hazards throughout the house, in addition to adverse health effects, it’s important to know how moisture enters your home and how to prevent it. StayDry® Waterproofing specializes in identifying and removing unwanted moisture from your home.
StayDry Waterproofing is a waterproofing company serving all of Michigan as well as Northern Indiana and Northern Ohio. We offer a variety of moisture control services for basements, crawl spaces, and other areas of your home.
Known for our honesty, five-star service, and top-notch products, you can trust the StayDry team to recommend the best solutions for controlling moisture — no more, no less.
Call us today at 1-800-STAY-DRY® with any questions and for your free inspection and consultation.
Whether it makes its way into your home through cracks in your basement walls or is caused by a leaking faucet, moisture needs to be stopped in its tracks. The longer moisture remains throughout your house, the more time it has to affect everything inside. Moisture can pose a number of dangers to your health and home:
Damaged Possessions – We all know electronics and water don’t mix well. Moisture can ruin the electronic components inside your home, as well as damage furniture. Electronics can short circuit while metal and wood furniture can rust or split.
Mold – Everything mold needs to exist is already in your home: drywall, darkness, warmth, and oxygen. Add moisture to the mix and mold is ready to grow. Mold can cause respiratory tract infections, bloody noses, headaches, and asthma problems.
Weakened Structure – As moisture spreads throughout your home, wood and drywall will absorb it and become prone to swelling, splitting, and collapsing. The concrete foundation in your basement can also absorb water, become weak, and possibly disintegrate.
Pests – Similar to mold, pests prefer warm and humid areas. High levels of humidity provide a home for bedbugs and termites. These pests can cause further damage to your home.
As you can see, controlling moisture in your home is crucial to avoid the effects and damage it can cause. Aside from promptly repairing any leaks and sources of moisture, your home should be properly ventilated and insulated to effectively prevent moisture. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep your home dry.
Moisture is often the result of a damp basement. If your home’s basement is prone to flooding, a drainage system or additional waterproofing may be necessary.
During our free evaluation, StayDry will identify the source of moisture in your home and recommend the moisture control service or solution that will work best for you. Options to reduce water build-up include:
Sump pumps are designed to remove water that collects beneath your basement in the sump basin. The water is typically directed to a dry well or storm drain away from your home.
Cracks in your foundation walls are unavoidable, but polyurethane injections will fill those cracks and reduce your risk of moisture entering.
Used for nearly 150 years, French drains are best used for basements that tend to flood after heavy rainfall. They’ll remove water from your basement;, however, they cannot prevent it from entering.
More substantial problems call for exterior waterproofing. The process calls for professional installation but efficiently keeps water from entering your home.
A dehumidifier is a simple way to keep areas of your home moisture free. They’ll collect water from the air in your home, keeping it dry and odor free.
The StayDry® team has 100+ years of experience with basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, wall repair, and mold control. Give us a call or fill out the form here and we’ll call you back.