Are you concerned about water damage to your foundation walls?
If so, you’re not alone. Water damage, and its associated issues, is one of the most common problems homeowners face, and it can be costly to repair.
In the spring of 2015, South Jersey Waterproofing was called to beautiful Moorestown, NJ, to help a homeowner facing a common issue related to water damage: mold.
Their basement had become a victim of water intrusion, and as a result, over time, mold (which can be deadly if left untreated) grew on the walls. To help resolve their issues, we installed a new drain system and sump pump in the basement. We also applied dampproofing, an antimicrobial sealing of foundation walls, and a vapor barrier in the crawlspace.
At this point, you might ask: “What exactly is antimicrobial sealing?”
Antimicrobial sealing is a type of waterproofing that uses a special coating to kill mold, mildew, and other microorganisms. This coating also helps to prevent these organisms from growing back.
There are several benefits to the antimicrobial sealing of foundation walls.
1) It can help to prevent water damage. When microorganisms are present, they can release enzymes that break down the concrete in your foundation walls. This release of enzymes can create small cracks and openings that allow water to seep in. Antimicrobial sealing can help to prevent this from happening by killing the microorganisms and preventing them from growing back.
2) Antimicrobial wall coatings can help improve your home’s air quality. Mold and mildew can release spores into the air, which can cause respiratory problems, allergies, and other health problems. Antimicrobial sealing can help reduce the number of spores in the air, improving indoor air quality.
3) Antimicrobial sealing can help extend your foundation walls’ life. By preventing water damage and mold growth, you can help keep your foundation walls in good condition for years.
Click here for an antimicrobial fact sheet created by the National Pesticide Information Center.
Suppose you are experiencing water intrusion or mold issues in your home. In that case, we strongly suggest you consider antimicrobial sealing or wall coatings for your foundation walls, like this home in Moorestown, New Jersey, did.
South Jersey Waterproofing is a family-owned and operated leading waterproofing company with decades of experience protecting homes from water damage. We will work with you to choose the proper antimicrobial sealant, or other protection method, for your needs and ensure we do it correctly.
From drainage solutions to antimicrobial sealing, we can provide you with the best possible service for your needs. Contact SJW today to learn how we can help you protect your New Jersey or Pennsylvania home’s foundation walls from water damage.
Call us at (856) 428-8271 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of our waterproofing experts today!