Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 by Betsy Rathburn
Minnesota and North Dakota are still in the midst of the drought that has inched its way across the country since summer, with both states experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions. On top of causing brown lawns and withered crops, drought can also cause damage to your home.
As we learned last week, drought can make your house settle when dirt dries and shrinks away from its foundation. But drought has other adverse effects as well. While it may seem illogical, drought conditions can lead to wet basements, which can cause as many problems for your home as a settling foundation.
Alongside the cracked walls, uneven floors, and hard-to-open doors and windows caused by a settling foundation are cracks and fissures which can let water into your basement. A leaky basement can cause damage to your valuables and to your home. It can also strengthen conditions that allow mold to form.
Despite the damage a wet basement can cause, there are some ways to prevent water from entering your basement after drought.
But the best way to protect your basement from moisture? Contact the basement waterproofing specialists at Innovative Basement Authority, and let us help you solve your foundation problems. We can turn a wet basement into a dry storage space or even a comfortable living area. Call us or use our contact form today to schedule a free estimate.
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