Basement Repair to Remove Efflorescence
At Rapid-Dri Foundation Solutions, we strongly recommend that homeowners address leaky basement issues right away. If they don’t, they run the risk of stressful secondary problems. One of those issues is efflorescence, an unsightly problem that the basement repair professionals at Ripd-Dri can help remove and prevent.
What Is Efflorescence?
Efflorescence is the white or gray crystalline deposit of salts that gets left behind when water is present in or on brick, concrete, stone, stucco or other building surfaces. Efflorescence can also appear as a powdery substance on floors and walls.
Weather is the primary cause of efflorescence. Condensation, groundwater and plumbing issues also can also lead to this problem. In addition, efflorescence sometimes develops during home construction, when masonry is left outside and absorbs moisture from the soil or rain.
Efflorescence is not dangerous to your health, but it is ugly. It can also exacerbate moisture problems that can cause structural damage to building materials. When you see efflorescence, it’s wise to take action immediately.
How Rapid-Dri Foundation Solutions Can Help
In its early stages, efflorescence can usually be wiped away with mild soap or a vinegar wash. If you wait too long, however, removing it can be more difficult. When you call Rapid-Dri Foundation Solutions for basement repair services, we’ll use the following methods to remove efflorescence, depending on the severity of the problem.
- Chemical cleaning
- Installing new grout, sealant or joints to prevent the problem from recurring
Call the #1 Basement Repair Contractor in Michigan
If your home has standing water or is suffering from the aftermath of basement flooding, contact us immediately at (734) 895-9553 or complete our online form. We will send a member of our team to evaluate any problem and inspect existing systems. We serve the southern portion of Michigan.