The following are all signs of a leaky or damp basement:
- Musty odor
- Mold & mildew
- Cracked walls
- White, chalky substances or damp spots on the walls
- Peeling paint or warped wood
- Dry rot or furniture damage
- Why does my basement leak?
Basements leak for a variety of different reasons. Your problem may be a result of poor craftsmanship, rising water tables, foundation settlement, or capillary attraction. Only a trained and certified inspector can tell you for sure what is causing your water problem.