Basement Dehumidifier Size

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Basement Dehumidifier Size


Basement Dehumidifier Size - If you live in the Tampa Bay region, you may not be used to seeing many homes with basements; however, believe it or not, there are several homes across the region that do in fact have basements. Most homes in Florida are constructed without cellar because of hurricane related difficulties. Construction codes insist that home floors be constructed above storm surge elevation. If a basement is permitted to be constructed, it usually is constructed as a "non-livable" area, so, in other words, homeowners may have the basement for extra storage but no bedrooms.

However, while basements offer extra room for storage and cooler places to hang out on warm days, they also have their share of moisture related problems. When it comes to basement troubles, moisture is the most common issue in the cellar. The moisture commonly enters from outside sources though can also be created indoors as well. Often, most homeowners are unaware that the soil around the basement walls may have a large amount of moisture.


The reason for high moisture content in the soil could include surface water that's seeping into the ground or even out of a high water table. A high water table could be explained by heavy rains that cause the water to rise higher than the cellar floor. Often, water may find its way inside a cellar by gravity or by means of a crack or defect in the water security layer of the base.

In the summer, warm moist air from outside could enter the home and result in condensation on the trendy basement walls or floor. With each cold season, the fracture will gradually get larger due to the expansive properties of the suspended water.