One of the most frequent questions that homeowners ask our inspectors is about the stains, powder, and other substances on the walls of their unfinished basement. The truth be told, any substance that appears on your basement walls could indicate an underlying problem that needs to be corrected.
If you see black or dark stains on your walls you probably have a major mold issue. Mold thrives and grows when there is high humidity. Sometimes, this issue can be controlled by installing a good dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air. However, you should still call in a professional to inspect and remove the existing mold in your home. Mold removal and remediation is not a DIY (do it yourself) project and should be left to mold removal specialists like the Best Buy Waterproofing Mold Remediation Team. Very often, mold signals the presence of moisture in your foundation walls. If this is indeed the root cause of your mold issue, our team will determine if you have a groundwater infiltration issue that needs to be corrected and review available solutions for correcting the issue. By implementing a basement waterproofing system that provides adequate drainage and inhibits water infiltration, your basement will stay dry and dramatically improve the health of your home environment.