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It is crucial to identify basement problems like basement mold and dampness with water seepage in your own home at an early stage. A damp basement is a common occurrence, and often overlooked, or go unnoticed early on. 
Here are a few ways to identify basement problems with water seepage, before it gets to an advanced stage:
1. Clear out all the things you have stored in the basement away from the walls and corners. Switch on your flashlight, focusing on the corners. You will be able to sport dark-looking areas- this is mildew, which is a sign of moisture.
2. Along the bottom of the wall, you may see what seems like ice crystals. This is efflorescence, which means that water in the bottom blocks is making the alkaline materials of the wall seep out.
3. Discoloration at the top of the wall means that the water is rising inside the wall, or that something is directing it to that level.
4. Basement mold is another giveaway. It may be black, brown, green or yellow, and is usually spotted in the northwest corner.
5. The surface of the wall may be flaking or peeling. This is another indication of dampness inside the concrete, stone, or brick.
A wet basement problem is more than an annoyance and can be permanently damaging. Basement mold and mildew decay everything in its proximity and might even worsen the health of a resident with breathing problems or allergies. It also makes a good habitat for termites to thrive in. Worst of all, it can weaken the foundation of your home. If the problem is not immediately dealt with, there may be erosion and cracking from below. For these reasons, it is highly recommended to try and identify basement problems of this nature before they aggravate.

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