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Signs Of Water Damage To Your Foundation

2/23/2021 (Permalink)

Foundation water damage weakens the structure of your commercial or residential property causing cracks in drywall, walls to bow, and let water into your basement. Getting a head of the curve is key to mitigating damage and cost of repair. Here are some early signs of foundation water damage:


Cracks may appear on both the interior and exterior of a foundation and are a tell-tale sign of water problems. On the exterior, a few hairline cracks aren't normally a concern. It is important to be aware of horizontal cracks and stair-step cracks in block walls or corners. This may indicate serious structural damage and you should consult a water damage professional like the experts at SERVPRO of Natick/Milford.

Standing Water

Water in a basement or crawl space could be an indication of a plumbing issue, however it could also mean that there is water seeping in through cracks in the foundation or gutter runoff. Either way, they're both causing issues and should be addressed immediately. Seeping water is a perfect host for mold growth and can weaken wooden support structures.

Windows And Doors Sticking

Excess water absorption in a building can cause frames to warp, which means that there is probably a waterproofing problem. Excess outside moisture can also cause your entire foundation to shift, leading to much bigger issues that will need to be addresses.

Flooded Soil

If your gutters or other drainage systems are not doing their job properly, it can cause water to redirect back to your foundation instead of away from your house. If you see pools of water around your home, the wet soil will increase the likelihood that water will penetrate the foundation of your home.

If your residential or commercial property has any of the above signs of water damage call the water remediation experts of SERVPRO of Natick/Milford to remediate the water damage. and to determine the cause of the burst pipe at (774) 290-4300. We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

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