Signs & Causes of Waterproofing Failure

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When waterproofing measures fail, home foundations can suffer costly damage from water intrusion. Nevertheless, you can protect your home by educating yourself. Learn the warning signs (peeling paint, mold growth) and the causes (design problems, careless installation) of waterproofing failures. 

If you suspect that your home’s waterproofing system has degraded, reach out to NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair. We are a home waterproofing service provider with 35 years of industry experience. Our team strives to deliver excellent moisture protection and repair as well as useful resources to our customers. Below, we review the indicators and origins of waterproofing failures: 

Signs of Waterproofing Failure

  1. Blistering or peeling paint
    When water seeps into walls and gets trapped behind the paint, it creates bubbles or “blisters.” You may notice paint strips that no longer adhere to the wall or the “pockets” of moisture that can break open.

  2. Mold and/or mildew growth
    As natural substances, mold and mildew require moisture to survive. If you see such growths in your home, water has found a way inside. The EPA writes that mold growth can cause several health issues and must be professionally removed ASAP.

  3. Water and/or rust stains
    In addition to peeling paint, water can stain walls and ceilings. If left unaddressed, these stains will grow and cause further damage.

  4. Musty smells and greater humidity
    You should check routinely for these signs of water damage or intrusion. Musty smells in particular may arise from mold growth, which speaks to the danger they announce.

We’ve outlined these and other signs of water damage before, all of which you should routinely check for. 

Causes of Waterproofing Failure

  1. Flawed design
    While some homes rest on level surfaces, many others do not. Thus, waterproofing designers must navigate variable ground levels and surface conditions. They must also try to anticipate severe weather events and flooding. Such complications can undermine the design’s effectiveness and create leakages.

  2. Missteps during installation
    Even when a designer creates a superb layout, its efficacy relies on the skill of tradesmen. If they rush the installation process or use improper materials, flaws will plague the waterproofing system. They must also clear last-minute adjustments with the designer and maintain quality control.

  3. Pre-existing problems
    While a waterproofing company must create a suitable design, their work can be undermined by a flawed space. This is why their team must inspect customers’ basements before design and construction. Wall cracks, floor joints, broken windows, and burst pipes can all create trouble for your waterproofing measures.

Again, we’ve previously discussed various causes for basement leaks. Keep yourself apprised to stay ahead of potential problems. 

NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair’s Solutions

As mentioned above, some causes of waterproofing failure arise from the designers and builders of these systems. This brings up an important issue: how does NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair avoid such problems? 

We employ a top-notch team of service experts for our work. Their work has won multiple repair awards over the past few years as well as customer recognition. Please see our reviews online on Google, Angie’s List, Best Pick Reports, and other sites. We also belong to several professional and business organizations that support our work in the community.

Furthermore, we believe in our work. We don’t just sell our services; we know the reasons that homeowners should take waterproofing measures. Finally, we furnish our work with plenty of waterproofing tips and suggestions so that customers better understand their homes. 

Northern Virginia’s Home Waterproofing Service Provider is Available Now!

Take action against moisture seepage by learning the signs and causes of waterproofing failure. And should you notice traces of water in your home, reach out to NV Waterproofing & Foundation Repair. We are the region’s best home waterproofing service provider and have been since 1986. No matter the size of your waterproofing project, reach out and ensure your home’s safety. Call us at 1-855-649-7594, or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate!

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