Basement Jack Post Ideas

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Basement Jack Post Ideas


Basement Jack Post Ideas - There are several approaches to help avoid moisture damage problems at a cellar. The first rule of thumb isn't a dirt basements. Though these are somewhat less prevalent in this day in age, it's good to point out that dirt floors not only hold a large amount of moisture but also can give off a number of gases. When constructing a cellar, make certain that you've got a floor drain using a trap installed at the bottom point of the ground.

With no floor drain, any water that is spilled inside cannot get out. Sump pumps are often used where flooding because of a high water table may be a issue. Additionally, waterproof the outside of the foundation walls and put in a perimeter drainage system. A frequently overlooked problem in bathrooms is moisture that comes from humidity.


The simplest way to control humidity is to exhaust water vapor produced in the home to the outside. Indications of high humidity comprise condensation on walls, pipes or other surfaces as well an overall awareness of moisture in the air, dampness, and smells. Often, the humidity is going to be brought on by exposing the cellar to external air (open windows), using wet laundry hung to dry in the cellar, keeping firewood in the cellar, and/or a dryer vent that exhausts indoors.

In summer, use a portable dehumidifier or air conditioning to reduce humidity. In warm, humid weather, keep cellar windows closed. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate home air. The real key to maintaining basement humidity low is to keep them well ventilated and to keep additional moisture from the cellar.