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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Maryland

2,115,170

Total Residences

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

7.00 %

148,068 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 11.70% chance the water came into your basement. 17,369 Maryland respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

3.2 %

67,269 had foundation problems.

In total, 56,041 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 11,227 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Maryland Homes
  • Visible water on the basement floor
  • Damp spots on the basement floor
  • Wet carpet
  • Pipes in basement are wet
  • Doors do not open/close
  • Wet drywall
  • Water coming through windows
  • Water enters around windows
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • From 2002-2006, insured flood losses in the state of Maryland totaled approximately $177 million. 1
  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  • 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. 2
  • High humidity outside can make indoor air more humid, increasing the risk of moisture damage indoors, such as mold growth or wood rot.
  • If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes act quickly to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture/water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity.
  • Brick or concrete can be damaged during freeze-thaw cycles and by sub-surface salt deposition. 3
  • A damp basement is commonly caused by moisture migrating through a concrete foundation. There may not be a sign of any leak or standing water, but the moisture evaporates, increasing indoor humidity. Another common causeis condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during humid months.

References

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

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

Valuable Related Resources For Maryland Homeowners

HUD Site

Maryland home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Maryland

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Maryland information.

FloodSmart.gov

Hurricanes & Flooding - Fact Sheet

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

FloodSmart.gov

Inland flooding

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