What are signs my basement is leaking?

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Jessie Schoepflin


With all of this water hitting the Denver Metro area recently it is a good idea to be on the lookout for signs that water is making its way into your basement or crawl space.

So what signs should you look for?

First off make sure to keep an eye on any cracks in the foundation. These are vulnerable spots for water. If the cracks begin to grow call in an expert at Complete Basement Systems to take a look.

Another sign of water intrusion is a musty odor or damp smell. That smell is usually linked with mold...the next sign of a leak.

Mold is the third sign of a leaky basement space. Mold grows in environments with high humidity (60-70%). Organic materials such as wood, dirt, and drywall are perfect spots for mold growth. Mold can also be black, brown, yellow or green. 

That white chalk like substance that appears on your basement walls is evidence of water intrusion. It is efflorescence and is the deposit of minerals from the water. 

If you spot any of these signs in your home please do not hesitate to call Complete Basement Systems for a free evaluation. We are experts in the basement and crawl space environments and we are able to design a waterproofing system to permanently solve water intrusion problems. 

About the author
Jessie is a Colorado native and resident all her life, and after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado she started work for a wholesale florist managing the social networking accounts and directing phone calls. She made the transition over to the Complete Basement Systems team in 2012 working in the call center and on online marketing.