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With another round of heavy rain predicted through the first half of this week, 2017 is proving to be a wet year in the Piedmont and mountains of western North Carolina. To date, Charlotte has already received over three inches more rain than usual, and Asheville is more than four inches ahead of schedule.

Whenever rain is in excess, homeowners face increased humidity and moisture in their basements and crawlspaces. Moisture can corrode foundation walls and threaten the structural integrity of your home. Further, mold can develop within 48 hours of the occurrence of water damage and presence of moisture.

In this article, we will discussing five things you absolutely need to know about mold:

1) Mold Survives and Thrives in Wet Basements

The lowest levels of a home, basements and crawlspaces are prone to excess moisture and protected from sunlight, providing the perfect environment for mold. If moisture is present in your basement, mold can develop quickly. Mold on your foundation walls can move to your sub-floor, and up your walls, into the interior of your home.

2) Mold Poses a Significant Health Risk to Your Family

Mold has been linked to several health issues, including indoor allergies and more serious upper respiratory illnesses. If you or someone in your family are experiencing sniffles, or breathing issues, particularly indoors, it is likely due to mold hiding in your home. Common areas mold is likely to hide include:

  • The basement and crawlspace
  • The attic, especially after the roof leaked
  • Underneath bathroom and kitchen sinks
  • Behind kitchen appliances
  • Window panes and sills

3) Mold is Expensive to Remediate

Once you discover the presence of mold, it is important to have it remediated before it spreads. The remediation process can be expensive, and may require the removal of drywall and sheetrock, carpet and subflooring, and other extensive repairs.

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4) Mold Will Return, If You Don’t Correct the Source of Moisture

Homeowners are discouraged when mold returns, often resulting in an aversion to correcting the issue. For basements and crawlspaces, the key to preventing moisture is exterior waterproofing. Our innovative exterior waterproofing system prevents groundwater and rain runoff from ever touching your foundation walls.

5) Mold Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Mold is not something homeowners should take lightly. For the sake of your family, and your home, they best thing you can do to guard against mold is to prevent basement and crawlspace flooding, reduce humidity, and fix leaking plumbing, before moisture builds up in your home.

Posted on behalf of Parks' Waterproofing LLC

5287 Speedway Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone: (336) 927-3504

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Why You Should Choose Parks' Waterproofing!

Parks’ Waterproofing is the ONLY waterproofing company in North Carolina that offers maintenance free solutions in 99% of our custom solutions while maintaining the structural integrity of your foundation and code compliant

GFCI outlets trip often, pumps fail often, electricity fails often. Don’t let your dry basement be dependent on any of these!

Our Client Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 33 reviews

Courtney D.

I cannot say enough about Jody and his team of guys. Do yourself a favor and call them, but if you have other jobs schedule them last because they will set the bar so high everyone else will fall short. Jody himself came out a few times, and would text and call during the entire job checking in and making sure everything was going well. My house was actually a negative grade and they had to regrade all around the house, install a dehumidifier in the crawl space, installed new gutters and drains in the yard…they did so well I kept adding jobs! I have never come across this level of professionalism in this industry. I would call them again in a heartbeat!

Bryan B.

Jody saved us a ton of money by quickly and accurately diagnosing our wet basement issue as simply under-sized gutters. Instead of digging around the foundation and waterproofing, they installed new gutters, downspouts and drain lines, and our basement is now dry. Honest, professional, experienced, reasonably priced - give him a call before you have anyone start a waterproofing jobs you might not need.

Gail & Casey B.

We are pleased with the job at Granite Falls, NC. 5 star! The basement is dry and condensation is gone, bright white covering. The dehumidifier is hard at work, again thank you. The gutters are redirecting the rain waters. God bless you.

Debbie & Dave V.

We hired Parks’ Waterproofing to address a moisture issue in the basement of our log home in Buck Mountain. We were convinced during our initial meeting with Jody to go with his company based on the Waterproofing Lifetime Guarantee offered and other services his company provides such as hardscaping & landscaping. During the course of our waterproofing project and as we began to experience and appreciate the high quality of workmanship, we solicited Jody for ideas to expand the scope of the work into hardscaping and landscaping. As our confidence in Jody grew, we allowed him to incorporate his vision for our property that included a patio, a fire ring, retaining walls and walkways. His attention to planning and detail were impeccable. His cost-saving ideas were also much appreciated. Just as important to us was the professionalism of his field staff; they were extremely courteous and respectful of our property. The end result is spectacular; the quality of materials used and the fit and finish not only met but exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with and proud of our new hardscape and landscape features, and of course the waterproofing system is working; keeping our basement dry and devoid of humidity. We recommend Parks’ Waterproofing to anyone.

Johnny E.

I would highly recommend Parks' Waterproofing for any work I had for them to do. Jody was good about coming to my home and looking at what was going on with water getting into my basement. Come to find out that had a bad down spout. Jody was good enough to show me this and the problem was an easy fix. Jody made a 40 mile trip and would not let me pay him. Thank you Jody.

Kara M.

We were having water in our basement every time it rained hard. We feared the worst, and called Parks’ Waterproofing for an estimate. After inspecting our basement, Jody told us that the issue was a $10 pipe that we could replace ourselves. He could have tried to sell us an expensive system that we didn’t need but he was honest. We are grateful for this honest business.

Matt R.

As a real estate agent in the Triad, I can tell you that many major issues found in homes originate from improper water management. The first time I met with the Parks' Waterproofing, I could tell that they were the real deal. This team really knows their stuff! Parks' Waterproofing installed their patented, lifetime warranty, free-flowing waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of a family member's house to prevent water under the house, which was causing a huge mold problem. I have also used Parks' Waterproofing to install below grade drainage for my gutter system, plus, adding a catch basin under my deck, and grading. They did an amazing job! 5/5, highly recommended to anyone!

Greg G.

If you are having water problems in your basement or house...CALL PARKS WATERPROOFING! Jody listens, takes detailed notes, then lays out a plan of attack to eliminate the issue. We made the mistake of hiring a General Contractor first because they had the time to come out sooner than Parks. Big mistake that cost my parents a great deal of money. Believe me, wait for Parks. It is worth the wait. Even though Parks was busy, he updated us weekly with a spreadsheet showing us exactly where we were on his list. We never had to call him. After he fixed our problem, which required a great deal of digging and grading, his team came out and landscaped those areas and planted grass seed. My parent's yard has never looked this good. My only complaint is that Jody will not tell me what his seed blend is or sell it to me. JODY, what is your secret??? I highly recommend Parks Waterproofing and on a personal note, Jody is a good man. He actually cares about his customer. Regards, Greg

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