peeling paint on wall

Peeling Paint and Squishy Drywall 

If your Seattle home is suffering from moisture damage, there will likely be a few signs that you should watch out for. One place to check is your walls! Often, if there is water intrusion, your drywall may become soft or squishy, and your paint may start to peel. Here at Matvey Foundation Repair, our Seattle water damage specialists have seen the destruction that even a small amount of moisture can do inside a home. If you want to protect yourself and your family from the expensive and hazardous effects of water, it’s important to act quickly. If you’ve noticed peeling paint or squishy drywall, give us a call right away.

Drywall is a porous material, meaning that it can soak up moisture quickly and effectively. However, once it does, it gets soft and loses its structural integrity. Drywall that is currently holding water may be squishy, and drywall that has been damaged by water in the past may show spots of expansion or bulging. If your drywall is spongy, soft, or sagging, it could mean you have a leak or other water intrusion behind the wall, which must be addressed as soon as possible.

Paint typically only adheres well in dry conditions, so peeling or flaking of your wall paint may indicate a moisture problem. This applies to drywall and stucco, but also tiles and masonry. Areas of significant peeling can point to a water leak or past water damage. Either way, it’s vital to contact your foundation repair team in Seattle for a full inspection. Only after a professional assessment can you know the full extent of your water damage.

Matvey Foundation Repair is here to take good care of you and your home. If you have noticed squishy drywall, peeling paint, or other signs of water intrusion, reach out to us right away. Fill out our online form or give us a call to schedule your free inspection today! 

Call Matvey Foundation Repair for the Best in Basement Waterproofing

If you are dealing with a wet basement and need help, call Matvey Foundation Repair at 253-327-1650 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate on basement waterproofing.