Water leaks often occur in unseen locations, so even identifying the nature of the problem may require construction expertise. We prefer to detect slab and crawl space water leaks as soon as possible in order to prevent further harm from occurring. What types of common signs in your home could reveal the presence of leaking water impacting the slab, the foundation, or a crawl space? If you notice any of these issues, consider requesting a waterproofing inspection:
Continuously Wet Floors
If your house sits on a concrete slab and you’ve experienced problems with some sections of flooring (or carpeting) becoming soggy or wet for extended periods of time, it might indicate problems with leaking plumbing pipes located within the slab itself. Many plumbing companies cannot resolve these types of leaks easily. You may need to contact a waterproofing firm with experience repairing slab leaks.
Today, most builders construct slabs with cavities to provide connections for underground utility connections, such as water and wastewater pipes. Depending upon the extent of the damage and the location, leaks in pipes located within the slab or within buried underground residential pipes may necessitate excavation in order to perform repair or replacement. Over the course of time, undetected water draining into the slab from leaking pipes may cause significant damage.
A Waterlogged Residential Perimeter
Have you noticed continuously damp, soggy ground around the perimeter of your home? Your yard may suffer from a drainage issue. During the year, wet, waterlogged conditions sometimes occur for brief periods in some types of soils simply due to the sheer volume of rainwater or melting snow in the vicinity. Yet continued dampness even after the arrival of sunny weather and dry conditions elsewhere should raise a “red flag”. Persistently water saturated ground for extended periods of time could threaten a home’s foundation and slab.
You may find it helpful in this situation to contact a waterproofing firm such as Raleigh Waterproofing, Inc. and request an inspection. Sometimes comparatively inexpensive landscaping solutions help correct drainage issues in yards. Since you’ve invested a lot in your home’s slab and foundation already, it simply makes economic sense to ensure drainage problems don’t cause water to collect around the perimeter of the residence.
Musty Or Moldy Odors Indoors
A wide variety of waterproofing issues potentially cause lingering moldy odors within a home. Not all of these problems stem from underground leaks damaging slabs or crawl spaces. However, if you notice a deteriorated musty air quality, it usually indicates excessive moisture indoors.
Molds and mildew grow abundantly in the natural world. Damp conditions cause wood and drywall in the home to rot and provide an appealing habitat for these fungi. Whether caused by a leaky roof, damaged plumbing, dirty vents, or a slab leak, this problem typically persists until corrected. Damp conditions indoors over an extended period of time can damage the property’s value and detract from the quality of daily life there.
Badly Askew Floors And Doors
Have you noticed a lack of alignment developing over the course of time between floors, doors and walls so that these structures begin to appear askew? Consider asking us to check for undetected waterproofing problems as a precaution. While most buildings “settle” somewhat with age, the residence should not display significantly sagging floors, or doors that no longer close and remain shut.
Water leaks sometimes contribute to shifting foundations. This situation may even cause slab damage. A waterproofing inspection by an experienced contractor may prove helpful. In this situation, our firm sometimes works closely with other consultants, including engineers or architects. We’ll help you evaluate the condition of the residence and we may suggest some possible waterproofing solutions.
To request waterproofing assistance from a knowledgeable licensed General Contractor in the Greater Raleigh Area and its environs, contact Raleigh Waterproofing, Inc. We offer foundation and crawl space repair services to fix damage caused by leaking water. We furnish many types of waterproofing assistance during new construction, too. Our firm also performs excavations, and provides crack injection repair services. We help prevent water intrusions into basements, slabs, and yards.
We possess extensive experience in this specialized field. To consult with us or to request a waterproofing inspection, simply call 919-877-9969. You can also reach us by using the website contact form. We look forward to helping you!