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If you suffer from a wet basement, you are not alone. Approximately 60 percent of U.S. Water damaged and moldy basement wallhomes are plagued by wet basements, and 38 percent run the risk of serious basement mold, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors.

Moisture in the basement is more than a nuisance – it can create the environment for mold to grow and mold spores to spread throughout your home. This can present health problems. So what can you do?

basement waterMany people think that their only option is an expensive French or perimeter drain (a trench filled with gravel containing a perforated pipe that redirects groundwater away from an area), or a costly basement makeover with waterproof building materials. Thankfully, there is a way to determine what you really need, before incurring expense: Take an RTK Basement Waterproofing Survey.

The survey will answer important questions that will lead to a solution, such as: Where is basement mildew mold the water coming from? Why and how is it entering your home? What kind of water is it: condensation, runoff, or from subsurface sources? Once the survey is complete, RTK will suggest options so you can make an informed decision. It might be as simple as waterproofing the exterior foundation or adjusting the slope of the soil near the foundation to direct water away from your home.

waterproof basementEvery situation is different as water intrusion comes from a variety of sources and enters your home in various ways. RTK Environmental will help you determine what type of water problem you have, and what the best and most cost-effective engineering solution is for you. Call us today at (800) 392-6468 to find out how we can help.

70% of homes are estimated to have mold behind walls. (Harvard EDU)

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