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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Kentucky

1,724,658

Total Residences

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

8.40 %

144,426 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 10.40% chance the water came into your basement. 15,030 Kentucky respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

3.4 %

59,179 had foundation problems.

In total, 45,089 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 14,090 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Kentucky Homes
  • Concrete cracked
  • Water leaks in basement corners
  • Visible signs of foundation sinkage
  • Carpet is wet to the touch
  • Water leaking where floor/wall join
  • Basement smells musty
  • Powdery substance on walls
  • Leaking windows
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • Kentucky has over 25,000 flood insurance policies issued. Of these, 17,000+ are in areas deemed to be "high risk" for flooding and water damage, including a wet basement. 1
  • Heavy rains can cause flooding, which can lead to serious structural and other damage to your home. Water can ruin drywall, carpeting, furniture and major appliances, and can cause mold to grow.
  • 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. 2
  • Start drying the basement as quickly as possible in order to minimize wood decay or growth of mold.
  • Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  • High humidity outside can make indoor air more humid, increasing the risk of moisture damage indoors, such as mold growth or wood rot. 3
  • If you have standing water on the floor of your basement after a heavy rain then it is likely from a leak in the foundation.

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

Visit this link to review repair contractors in various cities of the state.

Valuable Related Resources For Kentucky Homeowners

HUD Site

Kentucky home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Kentucky

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Kentucky information.

FloodSmart.gov

PDF - Winter Flooding Risks

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

FloodSmart.gov

PDF - flooding risks nationwide

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