By Brenda. Basement. Published at Thursday, February 08th, 2018 - 13:12:35 PM.
Outdoor Leaks Outside spigots and leaky pipes that homeowners arent frequently maintaining can also tend to drip and leak, causing dampness and moisture issues in the basement. Thus, its recommend that homeowners shut off water to the outside spigots during the winter months. This will help protect the pipes from freezing, breaking and cracking, and protect your basement from unwanted moisture. Another common and easily overlooked leak is through the basement windows in your home. Drainage problems can occur when theres an over abundance of rain or snow fall, because the windows tend to leak at ground level where the precipitation is building.
A great way to prevent basement flooding is by installing a self-draining sump pump and perimeter drainage system. A sump pump works to collect excess water in your basement and expel the water outside, away from the home. Without a sump pump or comparable basement waterproofing system, water can quickly and easily build up in your homes lower level and cause serious damage. Speak with a certified basement systems specialist about the type of basement drainage system thats right for your home and budget. And remember to only consider a sump pump with a battery backup system, as it will continue to protect your basement from flooding even if you lose power during a heavy rainstorm. Moisture Barriers help Prevent Leaks Basement walls and floors are susceptible to leakage if moisture can easily pass through the lower levels of your home. And unfortunately, this is the case with most basements. Even if your basement looks dry, theres a very good chance that moisture is continuously entering the area in the form of water vapor.
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.
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