• Signs Your Basement Flooring Needs to be Replaced

    April 15, 2022
  • The last thing on your mind is your basement’s flooring that is until it floods or cracks due to a sagging foundation. It’s important to be aware of the condition of your basement’s flooring is in to prevent your home from being unsafe. To give yourself peace of mind, keep reading our blog to look out for signs that the flooring in your basement needs to be replaced. If you suspect damage, call Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL.

    Water Buildup

    Homeowners in Springfield, IL know first-hand that the autumn and spring seasons tend to have heavy rainfall that raises issues for homes with basements. One of the sure signs that your basement flooring needs to be replaced is if your basement suffers from a flood. A flooding basement can occur for many reasons including improper water diverting systems, clogged gutters, a faulty sump pump, or old and damaged flooring. Regardless of the reason for your flooded basement, to prevent it from happening again, reach out to our experts at Moss Concrete & Excavating to provide waterproofing and concrete floor installation services for your home’s basement.

    Cracks in the wall of a residential basement in Springfield, IL that require professional repair services.Cracks in Basement Walls

    Regardless of the age of your home, you should never have cracks forming on the walls of your basement. This is a sure sign that your flooring and potentially parts of your foundation need to be replaced immediately. Cracks in your walls form due to excessive pressure coming from movement within the foundation. If your flooring has been affected by water damage or excessively wet soil, this can cause the foundation to sink and your walls to crack, making your home unsafe over time. Contact Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL today to have your basement flooring inspected and replaced at an affordable price.

    Window or Door Separation

    Have you been noticing over time that the windows or doors in your basement are not closing or opening properly? This may seem like an issue with the hinges of the door or windows, however, it may be more serious. Generally, the separation of your windows and doors from their hinges or natural resting places has to do with a shifting of the soil underneath the soil of your basement. If this is the case, the foundation below your home as well as the concrete flooring will need to be replaced. If you suspect that your home may be having a foundational issue, contact our experts at Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL for reliable inspection and floor replacement services.

    A basement flooring in Springfield, IL covered in water with damaged walls and flooring that need to be replaced by concrete experts.Damp Smell in Basement

    Although basements are below ground, they should never have a damp smell to them. If you notice that your basement has formed a damp smell, this could mean that your flooring and walls have been collecting moisture that has come in through a crack in your foundation. While this smell may not seem like an issue right away, letting it fester over time will only allow for an abundance of moisture to collect around the walls and flooring of your basement. To have your basement floor inspected for mold or water intrusion, call Moss Concrete & Excavating at 217.953.4142 for a free estimate and inspection service at your home in Springfield, IL.