Basement Waterproofing Services in Smyrna
Serving Customers Since 1994
At United Structural Systems, we understand that your home is more than just a structure; it's a haven for you and your loved ones. When moisture threatens this sanctuary, it can be more than just an inconvenience. It can lead to structural issues, health problems, and costly repairs.
That's where our basement waterproofing services come into play. Our Smyrna basement waterproofing professionals can help homeowners combat moisture problems, turning damp, problematic basements into drier, healthier spaces. Trust us to bring you peace of mind with our comprehensive approach to basement waterproofing.
Basements, by their nature, are prone to moisture problems due to their location below ground level. Here are some of the causes of this moisture:
- Groundwater and runoff. One of the primary causes of basement moisture is groundwater or surface water runoff. This can occur when rainwater or melted snow seeps into the ground around your home, causing the water table to rise. If your basement is not properly waterproofed, this water can seep into your basement through the tiniest of cracks and cause dampness and potential water damage.
- Flooding or leakages. Leaks from pipes, appliances, or the structure of your home leads to moisture in your basement. Even a small leak can create a significant amount of moisture over time, leading to dampness and potential water damage. Similarly, flooding from heavy rains or a burst pipe can quickly lead to significant water accumulation in your basement.
- Poor ventilation. A lack of ventilation can also lead to moisture problems in your basement. Without proper ventilation, humid air can become trapped in your basement, leading to condensation and increased levels of humidity. This is particularly problematic in basements that are used for storage or living spaces, where activities such as cooking, showering, or drying clothes can add to the moisture levels in the air.
Signs of a Moisture Problem in the Basement
Having a moisture problem in your basement can lead to a host of issues, including structural damage and health problems due to mold growth. Here are some signs to look out for:
- Dampness or wetness. One of the most apparent signs of a moisture problem in your basement is the presence of damp or wet spots on your walls, floors, or ceiling.
- Efflorescence. Efflorescence is a white, chalky substance that can appear on your basement walls or floors. It occurs when water seeps through concrete, brick, or stone, leaving behind salt deposits as it evaporates. While not harmful in itself, efflorescence is a clear sign of a moisture problem.
- High humidity. A damp, sticky, or clammy feeling in your basement can indicate high humidity levels, often a sign of a moisture problem. You may also notice condensation on air ducts, pipes, or other surfaces.
- Mold and mildew. If you spot mold or mildew growth, especially black or green spots, it's a clear sign of excessive moisture.
- Peeling wallpaper or paint. Water can cause paint or wallpaper to peel or bubble. If you notice these signs along with dampness, it's likely you have a moisture problem.
- Rusted metal. Excessive moisture can lead to rust on metal items in your basement. This includes metal appliances, HVAC duct hangers, or even the corners of windows.
Reach Out to Our Smyrna Professionals
Trust is paramount when it comes to choosing a basement waterproofing service provider for your home, and United Structural Systems understands this. We've built a reputation over the years for reliable, high-quality workmanship and customer service.
Our team is comprised of trained professionals who are committed to delivering wet basement solutions that meet your specific needs. But more than that, we listen to our customers, understanding that each home and situation is unique. Our goal is to provide you with not just a service, but a personalized experience that leaves you confident in the safety and integrity of our work.
“I have rarely dealt with any company that comes close to USS in the quality of work they do, and in the honesty, ethics, character, and integrity of their company, staff, and repairmen.” Sandra
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“If you need foundation repairs this company definitely has your best interest at heart and are very straight forward and honest to deal with.” JV
“A fantastic result. When completed, this "crawl space" will become a 1500sf suite with 9'6" ceilings. Could not have done this without USS.” Rob B.
“Very satisfied customer and I’m able to sleep better during heavy rain not worrying about my crawl space anymore!” Steven F.
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