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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Colorado


Total Residences

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

5.20 %

99,467 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 8.60% chance the water came into your basement. 8,506 Colorado respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

3.1 %

59,775 had foundation problems.

In total, 46,780 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 12,995 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Colorado Homes
  • Damp block walls
  • Bowing in basement walls
  • Basement carpet is damp to the touch
  • Sump pump not working
  • Drywall is rotting
  • Water leaking through floor/wall joint
  • Chimney separating from home
  • Cracks in chimney
Important Facts and Data To Understand
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  • Get a quick glimpse of some of the most important ways to protect your home from mold by touring the Mold House. Room-by-room, you'll learn about common mold issues and how to address them.
  • Rain and snow get inside. Rainwater, surface water and ground water, including snowmelt, may enter a building through leaks in roofs, walls, windows, doors or foundations. In most climates, rain is the largest source ofwater in buildings. Rainwater intrusion can cause great damage to the building itself and to its contents. 2
  • It is appealing to solve a basement moisture problem with a membrane or coating on the inside. It is less expensive than a drainage system and seems to work for a time in some cases. The water is still there, however, and eventually these systems deteriorate or simply move the waterto another pathway into the basement.
  • Inspect the foundation for changes in existing cracks and for new cracks that might indicate water problems.
  • Between 1994 and 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building Assessment Survey and Evaluation (BASE) study collected information about the indoor air quality of 100 randomly selected public and private office buildings in the 10 U.S. climaticregions. The BASE study found that 85 percent of thebuildings had been damaged by water at some timeand 45 percent had leaks at the time the data were collected. 3
  • Damp buildings and furnishings promote the growth of bacteria, dust mites, cockroaches and mold, which can aggravate asthma and allergies and may cause the development of asthma, wheeze, cough and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in susceptible persons.

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Valuable Related Resources For Colorado Homeowners

HUD Site

Colorado home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD


Official page dedicated to the state of Colorado

Recommended for insight into Colorado information.

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

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