What is Efflorescence?

What is Efflorescence?

Have you ever noticed a white powdery residue on your basement walls? That substance is called efflorescence. Efflorescence is a common occurrence in basements and other structures. It appears as a white, powdery residue on the walls, floors, or other surfaces. This powdery substance primarily comprises minerals dissolved in water and carried through porous materials.

While efflorescence is not harmful or dangerous, it can indicate underlying issues. Its presence suggests that water has infiltrated the area and evaporated, leaving the minerals behind. Therefore, it’s essential to investigate the source of water intrusion and address it to prevent further damage.

When it comes to dealing with efflorescence and preventing its recurrence, one of the most efficient ways to address the issue is by installing an interior perimeter drainage system.

If you notice efflorescence in your basement, give Basements Plus a call, and we will come to your home and inspect your water issue and give you the best possible solutions to protect your space.


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