Peeling Paint and Squishy Drywall

Water damage is something that every homeowner should be concerned about. If moisture makes its way into your basement or crawl space, you could be looking at serious and expensive repairs. Not only can moisture eat away at your structural components, but it can also cause mold growth and other health hazards. Unfortunately, many people have no idea that water has made its way into their home, but one sign to be aware of is changes in your paint or drywall. Matvey Foundation Repair is your trusted resource for basement waterproofing services in Seattle, and we can help you determine if your home has suffered moisture damage or water intrusion.

Since most moisture comes in through the foundation, basement, or crawl space, the lower level of your home is where to pay extra attention. Check your walls for signs of water, which can show up as peeling paint or squishy drywall. Even if you don’t see pooling water or an obvious leak in your basement, the water may be coming in behind the walls. When paint comes in contact with moisture, it often flakes or peels off. And drywall, being a porous material, can take on a lot of water and end up feeling soft, spongy, or squishy. If your basement walls are flaking, peeling, sagging, or otherwise feel soft or wet to the touch, it’s time to call in your Seattle basement waterproofing experts!

peeling paint on wall

Here at Matvey Foundation Repair, we have seen the destruction that even a small amount of moisture can do to a home. If you suspect water intrusion in your basement or crawl space, don’t delay! Hidden moisture can lead to things like wood rot, mold growth, and serious foundation or structural damage. Peeling paint or squishy drywall is simply a symptom of a larger underlying problem, but you can count on our team to take good care of you and your home.

Call us for your free on-site inspection and repair estimate today!

There are several red flags to keep an eye on when it comes to your basement and potential water damage.