Why is the Paint Peeling on my Basement Walls

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Are you noticing peeling paint in your basement or cellar? There are a few reasons why this may be happening—most of them are a simple fix, but a couple could be serious. Your Nashville waterproofing experts at Ameri Care Services want to educate you on the causes for peeling paint in the basement, and potential solutions.

Settling is a natural, unavoidable event for any building and can result in peeling paint

When a building settles, the ground underneath it is adjusting to the weight of the structure. As a consequence of that adjustment, the structure slowly sinks into the ground. This can cause some foundation shifting, which may result in the peeling of paint on your basement walls. Minor to moderate settling can be resolved simply by applying a fresh coat of paint. More significant settling may require foundation repair or foundation leveling to provide additional support for the structure.

Certain weather conditions at the time of painting can make it peel more quickly

Was it extremely cold or humid when the paint was applied to your basement? If so, this can affect its ability to stick to the surface of the walls, and the best solution is just to remove the paint and re-apply it. This is more work than just painting the patches, but that approach will not result in a smooth finish. You also would wait to add paint if you plan on adding sheetrock to basement walls; just make sure to paint when it is not too cold or humid.

Moisture in the walls is the big potential threat in situations where the paint is peeling in your basement

It may occur if you do not have a dehumidifier or basement waterproofing system in place, as water naturally seeps into the concrete’s pores. This moisture then gets behind the paint, loosening the adhesive holding the paint in place and causing the paint to peel.

You can correct the problem through basement waterproofing, which is one of the services offered at Ameri Care Services. Moisture also can settle into walls as the result of a leak, which can result in water damage or the accumulation of mold. A leak can lead to catastrophic damage to your home and potential health risks to your family due to mold or “dirty” water. Act fast if you suspect water damage, and contact your Murfreesboro basement-waterproofing experts at Ameri Care Services to schedule an on-site consultation.

Basement Waterproofing in Nashville

The best defense against water damage or other moisture issues in your home is to be proactive. Make sure to make regular checks of all the levels of your home, from the attic to the basement, for potential signs of water damage such as peeling paint from your basement walls. You also may consider going ahead and having the professionals at Ameri Care Services waterproof your basement. To learn more about our waterproofing services, contact Ameri Care Services by calling (615) 893-7111.

Ameri Care Services provides professional waterproofing and pest control services to residential and commercial customers in the Mt. Juliet, Nashville, and Murfreesboro communities of middle Tennessee.