There’s a real charm to older homes, one that’s hard to duplicate in a newer development. Whether it’s the mature trees that line the streets, or the real sense of community that comes with living in an area that has been around for generations, it’s easy to see why some people in Edmonton and the surrounding area prefer to live in an older home in an established neighbourhood.
Every spring, a number of Edmonton homeowners, just going about their day, make an unpleasant discovery when they head down to the basement to fetch some lightbulbs or throw in a load of laundry. The first few weeks of spring are often when problems in the basement rear their ugly heads.
You can’t fix a problem until you identify it, so here are five of the most common causes of problems in the basement.