By Brenda. Basement. Published at Saturday, March 17th, 2018 - 12:20:12 PM.
Water Damage What are the signs of water damage Sometimes the damage is very noticeable. For example, when there are water stains on the walls, this could be from previous water damage, whether or not you were living in the home when it happened. In addition, if you find cracks on your walls or buckling walls your future is likely to include water damage. How does your basement smell If youve noticed a musty smell or some guests have commented on a particular smell, it could be from mold growing in your basement. Perhaps youve never seen mold in your basement-- doesnt mean its not there! The Infamy of Mold Moldy isnt the best word to use to describe your basement, or any of your homes for that matter. Unfortunately, mold is also very sneaky and a lot of time passes before many homeowners notice the mold in their basements.
There are several ways to waterproof your basement, including French drains, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and sealants. Any or all of these basement waterproofing techniques will help keep your basement dry, your homes living space safe, and increase your homes comfort and overall monetary value. How Water Enters a Basement Water typically enters a home or basement in one (or more) of three ways: via air movement, heat transfer, or diffusion. Of these, air movement is by far the most common method of water vapor movement in a basement. Because air moves from high- to low-pressure areas (by any means necessary), it can transfer moisture through any open holes, cracks, or unsealed spaces in a basements walls or floors. Water can even pass through small cracks in concrete, wood, or masonry blocks via capillary action. These small cracks are able to absorb water in any direction, causing serious damage to a homes basement.
Basement Air Is your basement fully-finished and beautiful, but theres a funky smell a-lurking Odds are there may be some mold in your basement. Although your basement may be finished, do you know if your contractor used all waterproof materials Yes, from your ceiling tiles to your floor tiles, you can have a fully and permanently waterproof basement. That means mold-free. So, if you think you have a mold-free basement, and theres still some smells or pet dander that you just want to get rid of, then you should invest in a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier can be hidden in an unfinished part of your basement and best of all, it will add to the overall enjoyment of the space. If someone walks into a room and gets greeted with an alarmingly pungent smell; odds are youre going to lose your guest. So, if your biggest concern is the air quality and maintaining clean and clear airflow, then consider asking your trusted contractor for the best air dehumidifier around. You deserve the best, so make sure you ask.
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.
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