Causes of Water Stains & Problems They Cause

Water stains on your foundation walls or basement floors are an indication that your home has a water leakage problem. If you see stains, you need to call in a professional from the Basement Masters Waterproofing team to assess the situation and advise you on the best course of action for your home.

Since your foundation is built into the ground, excess water in the soil can place constant pressure on the walls. As it pushes on the foundation, it causes cracks to appear since the excess water has nowhere to go. The water then finds its way into cracks in the walls and floors. Water stains are just the first sign of problems.Injecting epoxy into foundation wall crack

If left alone:

  • Cracks will get bigger and damage the structure of your house
  • Musty odors will start to show up from excess moisture
  • Mold will start to grow
  • Efflorescence will appear – This is white or gray ash caused by salt deposits left by the evaporating water. This discolors your concrete if moisture is left on the surface for an extended period of time.

Basement Masters Waterproofing experts have several methods they may use to correct these issues in your home, such as epoxy injections or polyurethane injections.  The best course of action is to call our professional team for a full evaluation.

Epoxy Injection for Water Stains in Northern Virginia

Basement Masters Waterproofing has a solution that is fast and economical for the homeowner when they are experiencing water stains. Epoxy injections or polyurethane injections are proven repair methods. This method is great for the homeowner since it is done on the interior of the basement. There is no exterior excavation necessary.

The process is very simple:

  1. The injection professional will insert the epoxy or polyurethane into the crack.
  2. As it hardens and cures, the epoxy reinforces or welds the concrete, closing up the crack. This method makes your wall stronger and stops water seepage in that area.
  3. Once you have the crack sealed and no longer see any water, you may move forward redoing the wall and removing the stain.

Basement Masters Waterproofing has a 10-year warranty on their epoxy injection work, so you won’t have to worry about paying more down the road for extra repairs. We have years of experience in all things related to waterproofing or foundation repair, which is what makes us the perfect choice for your home. Give us a call today for your free estimate! You won’t be disappointed.


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