Depending on when the foundation of the home was constructed and when the efflorescence was discovered, it can either be comparatively harmless or an indication of a more serious difficulty. If addressed soon after it come into view, removing the crystallization from the walls or floor could be as simple as pressure washing the area to dissolve the spots, rinsing with fresh water, and thoroughly drying the area with a wet vacuum or air jets. In bigger occurrence or if allowed to form for some time before being treated, further chemical effect to the surrounding air can render the spots insoluble, which makes clean-up a lot more hard. Wet basement repair professionals may use mild to heavy acid treatments to dissolve the efflorescence, depending on the severity, the handling of which can be very dangerous and not recommended for the average homeowner. A reoccurring trouble must be addressed by attacking the causes of surplus moisture. Exterior drainage techniques, such as downspouts, soil grading and weeping tile around the structure should be examine and altered to direct water away from the foundation. Less visible causes, such as water that is wicked up through the sub-grade from the groundwater can be prevented using vapor barriers and by coating the floor with a special sealant to prevent moisture from reaching the surface. As efflorescence itself is not necessarily a serious issue, it can be a sign of bigger harms down the road. Contact the Melbourne wet basement repair experts at Efflorescence Treatment Melbourne for advice if you think you have a difficulty with efflorescence, and we will not only assist you remove it, but also prevent it from happening to your house again.

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