Water Damage: Identifying the Signs
Have you noticed water damage inside or on the exterior of your home?
This year’s rainy season has wreaked havoc on Los Angeles, and many of the older structures in its city limits and surrounding areas.
Water damage typically occurs when water improperly drains away from a structure. As a result, this can cause damage to a home’s foundation, slab, garage, porch, and its surrounding hardscape areas.
“Water damage, if unsuspected and unhandled over a period of time, can do serious damage to a home foundation. It is important to ensure this is not happening with your home. The best solution is to have a foundation inspection done by a knowledgeable foundation repair specialist, if you suspect any water damage or other problems with your foundation,” Julian Construction founder Julian De La Torre advises.
When water damage is not identified and repaired, your home can eventually suffer structural damage. When this occurs, you’ll see bowing walls, uneven floors, doors and windows that don’t open or close correctly, and wall cracks.
Luckily, when water intrusion and damage are caught early, affordable solutions and repairs can be employed to remedy the problem once and for all.
Especially if your home has a basement or a crawl space, it’s important to have that area inspected for water intrusion regularly. It’s one area of your home that is most susceptible to water damage, and avoiding timely repairs can lead to serious problems.
Here are some signs of water intrusion to be on the look for inside your home, on the exterior, and in your crawl space and/or basement:
- Salt deposits on the walls.
- Visible mold or mildew, or the smell of mold and mildew in the air.
- Pooling water or water that will not drain.
If you think your home is suffering from water intrusion, contact us today and we will send one of our specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair. Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form here.