Signs of Concrete Problems: Excessive Moisture
Keeping your concrete in good shape is a great way to keep your Seattle home looking and functioning at its best. But how can you tell if your concrete is having issues? There are several things to watch out for, but excessive moisture is one of them. If you’ve noticed moisture accumulation where it should be dry, this could damage your concrete. This most often applies to the concrete of your foundation, but can also apply to concrete slabs for sidewalks and driveways. Thankfully, Matvey Foundation Repair is here for you. We can help you uncover the root cause of your moisture problems and provide solutions to protect the concrete on your property!
Unwanted water intrusion is one of the biggest threats to the health and safety of any building, so when water or moisture shows up unexpectedly, it may be cause for concern. In your basement or crawl space, if you notice dampness on the walls, condensation on the inside of your windows, your wooden beams or joists seem wet, or your drywall is squishy, it’s time to call your local Seattle foundation experts. If there’s damage to the concrete foundation walls, such as cracks, tilting, bowing, or similar issues, this could let outside moisture in. Proper waterproofing is essential for keeping your space dry and free from mold, and we can help you find the best options for your home.
As for the exterior, if your driveway, sidewalk, or patio is damaged, you may see moisture coming up through the concrete seams or cracks. You may notice wet spots along your concrete, or improper drainage. These need to be addressed right away, either with concrete sealing or poly concrete leveling, to prevent further damage.
Not only can concrete problems show up with excessive moisture, but this can create a vicious cycle, where moisture can cause more concrete damage down the line. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to tackle this problem right away! Contact Matvey Foundation Repair today for your free inspection to get started!