In some cases, the problems may stem from multiple root causes, which can point to even larger issues that need to be addressed. And if they’re not addressed quickly, problems could worsen and lead to even further property damage and more expensive cleanup and repair in the long run.

Other Common Symptoms

  • Cracks or damage to foundation walls
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Standing or pooling water
  • Foundation issues
  • Musty odors

Root Causes of Wet or Discolored Walls

  • Foundation Problems: If your basement is damp following any sort of rainfall, there are likely cracks or gaps in the foundation that moisture is entering through. This can lead to discolored walls, standing or pooling water, mold growth and more.
  • Mold Growth: Mold grows where it’s damp – and if your basement is routinely taking on water, then mold growth is almost certainly going to follow until the problem is corrected. Mold growth isn’t just unsightly and damaging to property, but it can lead to health issues from exposure.
  • High Humidity: The lower-level nature of basements makes them damper spaces in the household. If there’s too much moisture in the air, it’s likely to set on building materials and objects. This can dampen or discolor walls, insulation, belongings, floors, and more.
  • Surface Water Problems: If water isn’t draining properly from your yard and pooling up around your foundation, problems are likely to arise. In addition to putting pressure on basement walls and floors and leading to cracks, surface water problems can also cause basement water intrusion.

If you’re experiencing any of these concerns, schedule a free consultation to discover how you can eliminate these issues for good.

Permanent Solutions for

Wet or Discolored Walls

To address the issue of wet or discolored walls in the basement, there are several permanent solutions you can consider.

Basement Mold Removal

Mold removal can be carried out via chemicals or with dry ice blasting. But mold is just going to return if the root cause of moisture intrusion isn't also solved. That's why mold removal tends...


Foundation Repair

If discolored walls in the house are the result of water entering through foundation cracks, foundation repair is the best way to solve such issues, while also reinforcing this key element of the home. Foundation...


Basement Dehumidification

High humidity can lead to major problems. Dehumidifiers can remove moisture from the air and balance the conditions in your basement.


Basement Waterproofing

Eliminate any basement water problems for good by waterproofing it. Moisture Loc's waterproofing system consists of installing drains along the perimeter of the basement so any water that enters is collected in a sump pump...



If you have discolored walls in your home or in the basement, don’t wait to see if the problem resolves itself. Like most basement problems, if it’s not addressed promptly, it’s only likely to worsen over time. A worsening problem only spells more extensive – and expensive – repairs.

Contact Moisture Loc today for a free consultation to learn what’s behind your basement wet wall problems. We’ll thoroughly assess your situation and recommend the best fix.

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