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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Arkansas

1,017,246

Total Residences

This number includes both single-family dwellings, as well as apartments, condos, and rental/short-stay locations.

6.20 %

62,885 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 0.90% chance the water came into your basement. 547 Arkansas respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

5.1 %

51,948 had foundation problems.

In total, 38,668 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 13,280 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Arkansas Homes
  • Cracking along mortar joints in walls
  • Walls in basement show dampness
  • Nail pops
  • Floor cracks
  • Drywall is rotting
  • Moldy smell in basement
  • White powdery substance on walls
  • Leaking windows
Important Facts and Data To Understand
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  • Many moisture problems can be avoided by properly designing the foundation. Moisture problems associated with improperly designed foundations can be difficult and expensive to identify and fix, can create the potential for health problems resulting from mold growth, and can be a liability for building owners.
  • De-clutter your basement: Move important documents upstairs and replace cardboard boxes with plastic containers. Raise items up on concrete blocks. 2
  • If you your new or existing home has a crawlspace, you can also Install a 6-mil polyethylene vapor diffusion barrier across the crawlspace floor to prevent soil moisture from migrating into the crawlspace. Overlap all seams by 12 inches and tape them, and seal the polyethylene 6 inches up the crawlspace walls. As an option, pour two inches (51 mm) of concrete over the vapor barrier to protect the polyethylene from damage.
  • If the leak has caused substantial water damage or mold you will want to hire a contractor who specializes in mold remediation and water damage repairs.
  • Dampness and mold are not the same, but they go hand in hand. Dampness may show up in visible moisture, like leaks or as high humidity. Dampness in homes or buildings creates the environment for mold spores to grow. Dampness can cause harm even when mold is not present. Excessive moisture also promotes the growth of common indoor pollutants like dust mites, cockroaches, bacteria and viruses , which can impact health 3
  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and mold. These can become airborne and be inhaled, putting people at risk for lung disease.

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

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Valuable Related Resources For Arkansas Homeowners

HUD Site

Arkansas home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Arkansas

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Arkansas information.

Energy Star

Damp basements info

Education on the problems caused by water and flooding, especially related to your basement, is a critical step!

EPA.gov

General mold information - related to moisture issues

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