Basements can give you a hard time if you avoid maintaining them. More than anything else, you’ll end up wasting that additional space when you can actually make the most out of it. Taking some time out to make a note of various basement problems is essential. Only after doing so you can identify those issues and fix them before they become serious. This also saves a significant amount of money and hassle in the future. Here are a few alarming signs you need basement renovation.
Your basement may start leaking due to two major reasons – seepage from the structural flaws such as cracks and condensation in the basement. Cracks and holes in the basement walls and ceiling can make a passage for water and result in leakages. Due to temperature fluctuations in the basement, the moisture condenses and starts dripping, which may seem like leaks.
Excessive rain in a short duration can also lead to basement flooding. Water always runs from high to low ground and due to this, your basement can get flooded often. Another cause of constant flooding is sewer backup due to a clogged sewer line. Flooding can also occur due to constant leakages in the basement.
The musty, foul smell in the basement is normal because of high moisture levels in your basement. Excessive moisture in your basement leads to fungal and mildew growth which further tarnish the appearance of the basement and give rise to unpleasant smells. Due to lack of ventilation and air circulation, these moisture odors get trapped down there.
Over the years, your basement may start developing various structural damages. You may notice cracks in the ceiling, walls, and flooring, bending of walls, sagging of basement ceiling, or peeling paint in the basement. This can be a sign that your basement is aging and needs renovation.
If you are planning to sell your house in the near future, you must not neglect your basement. In order increase the selling value of your house, you must inspect your basement and fix all the flaws and problems. A home with basement issues tends to remain on the market for a longer time.
The best way to stop these problems is to fix them and get your basement renovated. You can call us and we will be there to inspect your basement and identify the signs of basement renovation. We are Edmonton luxury home builders, with over 20 years of experience in home renovation and new construction services.