WET BASEMENT? DRY OTTER PROVIDES BASEMENT SOLUTIONS IN THE CHARLOTTE, LAKE NORMAN, AND HICKORY, NC AREAS. Many basements leak, but they don’t have to. Dry Otter Waterproofing is locally owned and operated since 2013 and maintains an A+ rating on Better Business Bureau. We have excellent Google reviews, and have the knowledge and reputation for waterproofing basements so you can use them to their full potential. WHY IS THERE WATER IN MY BASEMENT? Basements are notorious for leaking. It’s because of how they are built. When a builder digs up the soil to build a basement, they must take out more than the exact shape the basement will be. Once the home is complete, they back-fill that space with loose soil. When it rains, water traveling through the soil will find its way to this deep pit of loose soil. All this water builds up hydrostatic pressure and pushes in on the basement walls. It usually seeps in where the wall and footer meet. Water can even seep in right through the concrete blocks of a basement wall. This will cause white powder to build up on the blocks. SIGNS THAT YOU NEED BASEMENT WATERPROOFING: If you notice any of the following signs in your basement, it's time to consider professional waterproofing: Water in Basement FloorA leaky basement that floods or just has small pools of water ruins personal items, causes worry, and decreases the value of your home. EfflorescenceEfflorescence is a white, powdery substance that can appear on your basement walls or floors. It’s caused by mineral salts that are left behind when water evaporates and is a definite indication that water is entering your basement. Mold & MildewExcess moisture in basements creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. These fungi not only cause unsightly stains but also pose health risks. Musty SmellA persistent musty odor in the basement often indicates excessive moisture and inadequate ventilation. Wet DrywallWater seepage can result in wet or water-damaged drywall, compromising its integrity and look. CondensationCondensation occurs when warm, humid air comes into contact with cool surfaces and leaves water droplets on ductwork, pipes, and windows. Bowing WallsWater pressure and hydrostatic forces can cause basement walls to bow or crack. Damp BasementIf the relative humidity gets high enough, the basement may feel damp. DRY OTTER PROVIDES PREMIUM BASEMENT WATERPROOFING A wet basement can lead to structural damage, worry, and wasted square footage, but Dry Otter Waterproofing is here to help. Here are some of the solutions we provide for basements. Basement Waterproofing System Basement Sump Pump and Battery Back-Up Basement Dehumidifier Basement Repair BENEFITS OF BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Investing in basement waterproofing and repair offers many benefits, including: Moisture ControlOur solutions effectively manage moisture, preventing mold growth and your household items being ruined by basement flooding. Improved Indoor Air QualityBy eliminating excess humidity and preventing mold and mildew growth, our services contribute to a healthier living environment for you and your family. Increased Property ValueA dry, well-maintained basement increases the square footage of your living space and enhances the overall value of your property. Peace of MindWith our professional expertise and long-lasting solutions, you can have confidence in the integrity of your basement for years to come.