Musty Odors in Your Basement in Iowa &
If you have a musty odor coming from your basement, it
indicates that you have moisture in your basement. This can
quickly become a much larger problem. As the air moves upwards
into your home, the musty odor will enter your living space
above the basement. When you have a wet basement, it can not
only ruin personal possessions and cause you to lose living
space. It can also become a place for mold and mildew which
can affect the health of you and your family.
Besides musty odors, there are other signs that may
indicate that you have moisture in your basement. Some of
these signs are:
- Damp walls or floors
- Water stains
- Wet or damp insulation
- Condensation on pipes or ductwork
- High humidity
So if you have a musty odor in your home or basement or
any of these other signs, you may be in need of basement
Basement Musty Odor Solutions in Iowa and Nebraska
Jerry's Waterproofing offers several solutions for waterproofing. These include:
Interior drainage systems consist of a drainage channel
that is placed under the base of the slab, a drain in the
floor, and the sump pump system. The water makes its way
from the drainage channel to the sump pit where it is
drained out away from the foundation.
Exterior drainage systems involve digging a trench
around the perimeter of the foundation and installing
drainage tile. After the tile is installed, a coarse
aggregate is used to fill the space around the tile. The
sump pump then pumps the water out to the exterior drainage
system and is carried away from the foundation.
Another option is a waterproofing membrane. Jerry's
Waterproofing offers TUFF-N-DRI waterproofing membranes that
include a drainage board. The membrane is a tough,
resilient membrane that is applied to the foundation walls.
Whether you have a poured concrete or a masonry block
foundation, this waterproofing membrane creates a strong
bond so water won't enter the foundation. It will also
resist mold growth, fungus, and bacteria.
The sump pump system that we install includes the sump
pit, sump pump, and battery backup sump pump so you can be
assured that when a heavy rain comes, your sump pump will
be able to keep up with the water and keep it out of your
basement and away from your foundation.
The products we use for waterproofing are manufactured by
Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best waterproofing
products in the industry.
If you have a crawlspace and you have musty odors, it
could be coming from moisture in the crawlspace. Jerry's
Waterproofing offers crawlspace encapsulation. We install a
vapor barrier to your crawlspace to keep moisture out. This
will improve air quality and prevent mold, mildew and musty
If your basement moisture is causing musty odors in your Iowa or Nebraska home, call us at Jerry's
Waterproofing right away. We will determine the right
basement waterproofing method for your home!