Not only can water result in expensive structural damage to your mid-Tennessee home, but also airborne health issues that can range from bothersome to serious. Left unchecked, damage will only get worse with time and become increasingly costly to fix. We've seen it, time and again.
At Copeland & Son, we offer Nashville-area residents a Free Basement Analysis to identify the scope of your problem and determine what is needed to solve it. Our staff is trained in the latest technologies and has a range of water management solutions available to fit any budget. Our services also include structural repairs and mold remediation, if needed.
Initially, water is not visible and signs may be subtle. You may notice dampness or areas of discoloration. On closer inspection, you may find mildew, fungus, or rust at the base of metal appliances. You may notice odors and allergies may be triggered. If not detected and arrested, dampness will increase and become more obvious. Hairline cracks may become visible along with visible spots of peeling paint and what appears to be white powder on walls.
Water is visible as the problems worsen. You may find puddling on floors or actually see water seeping in on rainy days. Floor tiles may lift. Heavy prolonged rains can cause your basement to flood. Caution: if water has come in contact with electrical wiring it can carry a current that can shock or electrocute.
Signs of an ongoing unchecked water are obvious. Compromised walls will visibly bow or buckle causing floors to shift and drop. Corners may shift and crack. Mud and clay silt will find its way inside. It’s possible to actually feel the house is shifting.