Carpeting A Cement Basement Floor

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Carpeting A Cement Basement Floor


Carpeting A Cement Basement Floor - There are several ways to help prevent moisture damage problems at a cellar. The first rule of thumb isn't a dirt basements. Though these are less prevalent in this day in age, it's a good idea to point out that dirt flooring not only hold a large amount of moisture but also can give off a number of gases. When building a cellar, make sure you've got a floor drain with a trap installed at the lowest point of the floor.

Without a floor drain, any water that is spilled inside cannot get out. If necessary, install a sump pump and ensure the sump cover is tightly sealed. Sump pumps are often used where flooding due to a high water table may be a issue. Additionally, waterproof the exterior of the foundation walls and install a perimeter drainage system. An often overlooked problem in bathrooms is moisture that comes from humidity.


The simplest way to control humidity would be to exhaust water vapor produced in the house to the exterior. Indications of high humidity include condensation on windows, pipes or other surfaces as well a general sense of moisture in the atmosphere, dampness, and odors. Many times, the humidity will be brought on by exposing the cellar to external air (open windows), using wet laundry hung to dry in the cellar, storing firewood in the cellar, or a dryer vent that exhausts indoors.

In warm, humid weather, keep cellar windows shut. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate house air. The key to maintaining basement humidity would be to keep them well ventilated and keep additional moisture from the cellar.