Water Enters a Home in Four Main Ways.
- Through the Basement Wall.
- Through the Natural Seam in the Basement Wall or Foundation.
- Through the Basement or Slab Floor.
- Moisture and Humidity in the air.
The Stages of Water Damage
EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati can fix your basement at any stage of damage. The earlier you are able to catch the problem and waterproof your basement, the less damage will be done to your foundation and home.
First Stage –
A foundation goes through various stages of cracking. Cracks typically start from the outside and work their way inside. The first stage of cracking is usually just a hairline crack outside and nothing is noticeable on the inside of the basement at this point.
Second Stage –
The second stage is when the crack has worked its way about halfway through the foundation or basement wall. Water may just be inside the hollows of a block wall or be inside the crack of a mortar joint or concrete wall. This second stage is when you begin to notice signs of water such as mold, mildew, peeling paint, white powder, warped paneling, a musty odor, dry rot, rust and/or dampness.
Third Stage –
The third stage is typically when you begin to see cracks or water. You may even begin to notice bugs or rodents in your basement that can enter through the cracks and stay due to a moist, damp environment. In addition to the signs from stage two, you may notice the basement is excessively damp, shows hairline cracks or spots on the walls. You might notice a loss of lime salt (white powder from walls.) Puddles form on the floor. You may see seepage during moderate rain, or basement flooding during torrential rain.
Fourth Stage –
The fourth stage is when the cracks are at an advanced stage. You will notice a lot more water, some mud, more insects, rodents, and some foundation movement, such as bowing walls or buckling floors. In this stage there is visible structural damage, such as corners shifting and cracking or the basement floor dropping.
The team of EverDry men came promptly every day to waterproof basement, were efficient, polite, courteous, and understanding to my needs. So very much to do with Thanksgiving coming tomorrow and more guests coming. They promised that to be done early and worked over three days instead of four. So glad to have it done before winter.
Thank you very much, A. P.
I want to let you know how pleased I am with your crew. As a stay at home mom I was able to continue the daily routine for my son without issue. At 3 years old he enjoyed “spying” through the curtains and ducking when one of the crew spotted and waved at him!
The crew cleaned up our yard each night and I even overheard one of them say “let’s double check everything the kids could get hurt if they come out. A member of the crew always kept me informed of what was happening when they were taking lunch and when they were leaving for the day.
Most importantly the foremen Jeff went above and beyond, taking calls from my husband at 5:00 am every morning to answer questions. I would have this crew do work at my house anytime!
I just wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the work that your crew has done. I knew it would be a lot of work but seeing it first hand, I know it is a very thorough process that addresses every possible leak problem.
I would not hesitate to recommend EverDry to anyone with a basement water problem. The crew was very thorough in explaining every step of the process and taking the time to show us what they were doing and why. They showed up on time each day ready to go to work. I liked they prepared the area to keep down the dust and worked as if they were working on their own homes. Everyone one of the crew was friendly and worked as a team.
I did ask a couple of individual crew members what they were doing and they were very knowledgeable of the task they were preforming. I believe you have an outstanding professional company and we were pleased to have you working on our home.
Thank you, Mike and Deana E.