Basement Pole Padded Covers

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Basement Pole Padded Covers


Basement Pole Padded Covers - If you live in the Tampa Bay region, you might not be accustomed to seeing many houses with basements; however, think it or not, there are several homes throughout the region that do actually have basements. Most houses in Florida are built without basement due to hurricane related issues. Building codes insist that dwelling floors be built above storm surge elevation. If a basement is allowed to be built, it generally is built as a "non-livable" space, therefore, in other words, homeowners may have the basement for additional storage but no bedrooms.

Nonetheless, while basements provide more space for storage and cooler areas to hang out on hot days, they also have their share of moisture related issues. When it comes to basement problems, moisture is the most common problem in the basement. The moisture commonly enters from exterior sources though are also created indoors also. Often, most homeowners are unaware that the dirt around the basement walls may contain a lot of moisture.


The cause of high moisture content in the dirt may incorporate surface water that is seeping down into the soil or even out of a high water table. A high water table may be explained by heavy rains that cause the water table to rise higher than the basement floor. Often, water may find its way inside a basement by gravity or through a crack or flaw in the water protection layer of the base.

In the summer, warm moist air from outside can enter the house and result in condensation on the cool basement walls or flooring. In areas that may experience freezing temperatures, the following situation can happen if there is a crack present: the water will go through the crack subsequently freeze and expand. With each cold season, the crack will eventually get larger as a result of expansive properties of the suspended water.