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2013 American Housing Survey Stats For New Mexico

763,937

Total Residences

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

5.20 %

39,370 Homes With Leaks

Of this number, there's a 8.60% chance the water came into your basement. 3,367 New Mexico respondants to the survey reported seein water enter their basement within the past 12 months

3.1 %

23,660 had foundation problems.

In total, 18,516 respondants stated there were cracks or holes in the foundation of the structure. An additional 5,143 stated the outside walls were sloping. All indicators of structural concerns.

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8 Common Problem Signs Reported In New Mexico Homes
  • Cracked concrete
  • Vertical cracks in concrete basement walls
  • Water coming up through sump pit
  • Carpeting is wet
  • Water stains on drywall
  • Doors hard to open
  • Efflorescence on walls
  • Leaking basement windows
Important Facts and Data To Understand
  • New Mexico has over 17,000 flood insurance policies issued. Of these, 12,000+ are in areas deemed to be "high risk" for flooding and water damage, including a wet basement. 1
  • High humidity outside can make indoor air more humid, increasing the risk of moisture damage indoors, such as mold growth or wood rot.
  • To protect against rain penetration, you should also create a drainage plane within the wall system of your home. 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. 3
  • 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.

Wet Basements Should Be Evaluated

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Valuable Related Resources For New Mexico Homeowners

HUD Site

New Mexico home repair info - from the Dept. of HUD

Wikipedia

Official page dedicated to the state of New Mexico

50States.com

Recommended for insight into New Mexico information.

FEMA

PDF - What to do after a flood

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

FloodSmart.gov

Flooding - facts to know

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