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That Musty Smell in Your Basement May Be a Sign of Water Damage

Interior of a new basementBasements are often warm, dark, and damp, with little to no air circulation. Altogether, this makes them a perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. As mold and mildew grow, they release pungent gases that pervade the room and can even embed themselves in carpet, curtains, upholstered furniture, or any type of fabric that’s in the basement.

A pervasive musty smell can be a sign that moisture is present. Keep in mind that many basements are below grade, and as such, is surrounded by soil, which contains water that exerts hydrostatic pressure on the walls. This pressure may cause tiny cracks in the basement walls, permitting water to seep through. Sometimes, water can even pass through the concrete itself. This means, if you’ve noticed these types of cracks in your basement walls, it is critical that you get in touch with a basement waterproofing company.

ESOG’s Home Waterproofing Solutions

Since 2006, Engineered Solutions of Georgia has been providing Atlanta, GA, homeowners with cost-effective interior waterproofing services. Our team’s 16 years of experience means you can trust you’re in the best of hands to help you avoid the hassle and potential property damage that can occur from accumulated water in your basement. As part of ESOG’s basement waterproofing services, we offer:

  • Sump pumps – If your home is in a flood zone, or if you’ve been experiencing a lot of water infiltration, having a sump pump system installed may be the best method of basement waterproofing as they can effectively remove significant amounts of standing water in a short time.
  • Polyurethane injections – This method is used to seal cracks in the foundation slab and walls to prevent groundwater from getting inside your home. Polyurethane injections are suitable for addressing smaller cracks but may not be ideal for larger structural issues.
  • Channel drains – A channel drain is a covered trough that is installed in the floor of the basement and along the wall to collect any water that seeps in through the foundation. The water is then re-routed through the channel drain away from the home’s foundation.

Schedule a Waterproofing Consultation

As an interior waterproofing contractor that takes a technical and scientific approach, we proudly stand behind our waterproofing services with robust life-of-the-structure warranty to bring you peace of mind. If you would like to learn more about our basement waterproofing services, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

“We needed to replace structural supports and reinforce the floors in the basement of our 1920s home. It was an extensive job, and ESOG came highly recommended from our home inspector and another contractor I trust. We had an excellent experience. The team performing the work was excellent. They worked so hard, stayed on task, kept us informed, and were tidy and neat. They were also polite and friendly. Our whole experience exceeded expectations in every way.”

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“We had an excellent experience with ESOG, which built new basement retaining walls and waterproofed our basement. After spending a lot of time researching solutions and interviewing several companies, I went with ESOG because the detailed construction plan was vetted by a certified in-house engineer complete with the all-important PE stamp AND the price was competitive. All of the staff, from the salesman to the engineer to the work crews, were courteous and professional and delivered what they promised.”

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