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Repair Basement Cracks to Prevent Mold and Damage - Boston

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 14, 2013

It seems like we have had only rain the whole month of June in Boston. When basements get wet, mold grows, belongings get damaged and homeowners get frustrated. Cracks in concrete floors or foundation walls, even if they are small, can be big problems.

Basements made from poured concrete are the safest from water infiltration. However, even poured concrete can crack from the curing process and from the settling that happens over time.

Regular inspection of the foundation and of your basement cement floors is important. Discovering you have issues after the rainfall is never fun, always messy and can grow to be expensive.

Basement water problems may be solved as easily as moving around the dirt and soil that surrounds your foundation. It could also be as easy as cleaning your gutters or repairing downspouts.

However, basement water could also be a result of basement floor cracks and basement wall cracks. The good news, basement floor cracks are almost never structural issues. But the bad news is that basement floor cracks are a huge source of excessive moisture and humidity.

With concrete wall cracks, structural damage could result because wall cracks can widen over time and the water that penetrates can rot joists and studs.

Repair basement cracks to prevent water damage, humidity issues, mold and structural damage to your home, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.


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