By Brenda. Basement. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 10:35:01 AM.
A wet, damp, or humid basement is considered unsafe, regardless of whether you use the space on a day-to-day basis. Thats because mold and mildew growth can start in the basement and make its way up to the more lived-in areas of a home. Its important to keep your basement dry at all times and stop a potential problem before it can begin. How to Keep Your Basement Dry The best way to keep your basement dry is to find a trustworthy and knowledgeable basement waterproofing specialist serving your area. He or she can help identify immediate or potential problems, and recommend basement waterproofing solutions to protect your basement and family against potential flooding and/or possible mold- or mildew-related health issues. Your basement waterproofing specialist may recommend installing a basement sump pump (with a battery-powered backup pump), a perimeter drainage system, a French drain system, waterproof flooring, basement wall coverings, and/or an energy-efficient dehumidifier. There are many effective ways to keep your basement dry; its just a matter of taking the initiative to speak with a certified basement waterproofing specialist to find out which options are best for your home, climate, and budget.
Meanwhile, mold is growing on anything organic in your basement. Boxes, cloth, leather, drywall paper on the walls and ceiling, wood, and anything else organic in the basement is a target. For the basement to be usable space, the relative humidity of the area should be brought below 60%. At this level, the area is comfortable for humans but dry enough to prevent mold and dust mites from thriving. Along with a sump pump and interior perimeter drain, an energy-efficient self-draining dehumidifier is the best answer for a dry basement. Before the rainy season A wet basement is easy to ignore during dry weather. But when a major storm hits, the amount of water that comes in can be hard to predict. Homeowners that previously only had a small leak once or twice a year can be shocked and disappointed to find that their basement has several inches-even feet- of water seemingly out of the blue. How serious a basement flood can be is sometimes hard to tell, and unless the investment is made in a basement waterproofing system, the risk of such a flood is always present. If you know stormy weather is ahead, then its a great idea to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.
The cracks in the walls and floors must be patched up. In most homes, plumbing and lighting will be left uncared in a basement. Water leaks should be completely sealed before working on your basement design. Damaged flooring and roofing must be repaired before starting the remodeling work. In some cases, it may be required to demolish a part of the basement floor in order to proceed with the rest of the design. Flooring Any basement will only have unfinished floors and laying out the floors is an important part of basement remodeling. The recreational rooms must be constructed close to natural light areas because your basement will be naturally darker than other parts of your home. You can add a new type of flooring to differentiate your basement from the rest of the house or you can simply use the same flooring theme you have in your home. Ceiling The type of ceiling used in the basement can be different depending on how your basement is constructed. Dropped ceiling tiles are a common choice among home owners.
For the highly acclaimed, valued and trusted basement waterproofing system throughout the U.S. and the world, contact Basement Systems, Inc. Contact Healthy Spaces today for basement waterproofing in Indiana and repairs for your wet basement in Kentucky. Samantha Walton currently works as a web content writer for home improvement sites. Shes a college graduate with a B.A. in communication and a concentration in public relations. Shes aspiring to one day further her education with a seminary degree. Her experience ranges from internships in marketing and public relations, content writing for local television broadcasts, to writing and editing newsletters, fliers, and other content for her local church.
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