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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For Missouri

2,302,119

Total Residences

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

10.90 %

250,614 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 49.30% chance the water came into your basement. 123,571 Missouri respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

5.5 %

127,333 had foundation problems.

In total, 102,445 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 24,888 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In Missouri Homes
  • Leaks in corners of the basement
  • Water on the walls
  • Foundation is sinking
  • Gaps in floors
  • Cracks (horizontal) in basement walls
  • Windows sticking
  • Leakage around windows in basement
  • Powdery substance on basement walls
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • The Midwest floods of 2011, lasting from May to September, caused more than two billion dollars in estimated flood damages. 1
  • Typical symptoms of moisture problems. They include corrosion of metals, the growth of surface mold or wood-decaying molds, insect infestations, spalling exterior brick or concrete, peeling paint, failing flooradhesives.
  • In the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods. This flooding can easily lead to a leaking or wet basement. 2
  • Moisture causes problems for building owners, maintenance personnel and occupants. Many common moisture problems can be traced to poor decisions in design, construction or maintenance.
  • Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive ($10-$50) instrument available at many hardware stores.
  • Moisture causes problems for building owners, maintenance personnel and occupants. Many common moisture problems can be traced to poor decisions in design, construction or maintenance. 3
  • Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

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Valuable Related Resources For Missouri Homeowners

HUD Site

Missouri home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of Missouri

50States.com

Recommended for insight into Missouri information.

FloodSmart.gov

Flooding - everyone is at risk

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

FEMA

Find flood map data and maps for various cities and states

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