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When you made the decision to build or buy a home with a basement, did you know the risks? As the basement is an essential part of the foundations of a property, it is at a greater risk of water infiltration. One of the consequences of water getting into a basement is the spread of mold and mildew. Knowing how to identify mold is an essential skill when it comes to home maintenance.

Identifying Mold

Mold is one of the most successful types of fungi when it comes to proliferation. We see it in the wild, in public buildings and in our landscapes and homes. The reason that mold is able to thrive so easily is because it relies on one of the most abundant resources on the planet – water. Add a temperature that is just right, and you may have a problem.

Mildew is a common type of mold that is typically black and spotted in appearance. However, as mildew spreads it becomes a network of larger colonies. You have probably already encountered this type of mold in wet rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. It is especially found in the grout between tiles and other surfaces where moisture is able to gather.

The problem is, it is difficult to distinguish between mold and dirt. You can confirm your suspicions by performing a bleach test, which involves applying a small amount of household bleach to the area. Mold will become bleached within a few minutes, whereas most types of dirt will likely retain its color.

Potential Cause of Mold in a Basement

Moisture infiltration is one of the most common causes of mold in a basement. Do not assume that because you have a waterproofing membrane, your basement is safe. Interior membranes are ineffective at preventing moisture from entering through cracks in walls or foundations. The cause of the problem could be water that is unable to drain away and has no other path than through your walls.

For a basement waterproofing solution that works, ask about the patented Parks’ Free-Flowing Waterproofing System when you call our offices for a consultation today.

Posted on behalf of Parks' Waterproofing LLC

5287 Speedway Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone: (336) 927-3504

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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 7 reviews

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

Susan T.

Wow! These guys are AMAZING! We had a huge problem in our crawl space. They assessed the problem, made recommendations, and gave us the estimate. They totally explained everything so we had an understanding of what would happen. They were here for over a week, did extensive work inside and out of the crawl space, including installing a sump pump with WiFi alarm, and rerouted some exterior drain pipes. They cleaned up after themselves too! Their customer service is absolutely incredible, before/during/and after! I give them a 5 star rating, but in reality, they are a PERFECT 10!!!

Dave W.

Very professional firm from beginning to end. Responded in a timely manner in the beginning answering questions and providing a quote. Once we signed the contract they promptly scheduled the work. The did quality work on time and in budget (didn’t come back asking for more money). This particular project was challenging due to terrain and confined spaces but they made the job look easy. They also cleaned up very good at the end. Excellent service!

Emily N.

These guys are AMAZING! Very knowledgeable, easy to work with, and reasonably priced! We can’t say enough good things about them! Problem solved in a very thorough and comprehensive way!!! Highly recommend them!!!!

Jeff H.

I would like to recommend Parks’ Waterproofing Company. I have been having water issues for some time now and called Jody out to take a look at the problem. During his assessment he was able to determine that a much cheaper solution was my best option. I appreciate Jody’s honesty and integrity by not taking advantage of the situation and telling me the more expensive option was the only way to fix the problem. His honesty saved me literally thousands of dollars.

Rosalee P.

We could not be happier with our job. Please relate to all who worked at our home how much we appreciate their efforts in completing our job before the snow arrived. We have never had a group of workers who worked with such enthusiasm and displayed a sense of pride in their work. Those traits are hard to find in today’s workplace. Thanks again. Tom and Rosalee Patton

Barbara B.

Communication was excellent - prompt and courteous. Workers were exceptionally well trained. Once the job was started they showed up every day and worked until the job was completed.

Lisa D.

Jody – all the rain we’ve had lately really put your waterproofing system to the test – and you passed with an A+…..A dry basement!!! We are amazed at the difference it’s made in my Mom’s house. A special THANK YOU to you and your entire team for everything. You’re providing a great service here and I’m sure that you will have much success.

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