What are the signs of a basement leak?

Leaking basements present a few very obvious indicators, like pools of water on the floor or water trickling down the walls.

But there are a number of other ways water damage can show itself as well:

  • An increase in mold or mildew
  • Musty odors & damp spots on the walls or floor
  • A white, chalky substance on the walls
  • Cracks in the walls or floor
  • Peeling paint or bubbling wallpaper
  • Rust on appliances or other metal objects
  • Wood rot
  • Warped paneling or trims