Paneling Options For Basement - There are numerous approaches to help avoid moisture damage problems in a basement. The first guideline is no dirt basements. Though these are somewhat less prevalent in this day in age, it's good to point out this dirt floors not just hold a large amount of moisture but can also give off a variety of gases. When building a basement, make sure you have a floor drain using a trap installed in the bottom point of the ground.
With no floor drain, any water that's spilled inside cannot escape. If needed, install a sump pump and ensure the sump cover is tightly sealed. Sump pumps are usually used where flood because of a high water table may be a problem. In addition, waterproof the outside of the base walls and put in a perimeter drainage system. A frequently overlooked problem in basements is moisture that comes from humidity.
The easiest way to control humidity is to exhaust water vapor generated in the house to the outside. Signs of high humidity comprise condensation on walls, pipes or other surfaces as well a general awareness of moisture from the atmosphere, dampness, and odors. Often, the humidity is going to be caused by exposing the basement to external air (open windows), using wet laundry hung to dry from the basement, keeping firewood from the basement, and/or a dryer vent that exhausts inside.
In hot, humid weather, keep basement windows closed. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate house air. The real key to keeping basement humidity is to keep them well ventilated and to keep additional moisture out of the basement.