- Efflorescence is a sparkly, white, powdery coating that forms on foundation walls and other surfaces in the presence of persistent moisture.
- Often confused with mold, efflorescence has a distinct shimmer like thousands of tiny crystals.
- Commonly associated with ineffective waterproofing, efflorescence is also a sign of other water damage.
- Like stains, deteriorating or crumbling building materials are often a sign of water damage.
- Drywall, plaster, and wood will break down after consistent exposure to excess moisture or standing water.
- While flaking or peeling paint and wallpaper may be a sign of age, it may be caused by basement water damage as well.
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