Fixing Basement Cracks With Epoxy - There are several ways to help prevent moisture damage issues at a basement. The very first guideline is no dirt basements. Though these are 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 certain that you have a floor drain using a trap installed at the bottom point of the floor.
With no floor drain, any water that is spilled inside cannot escape. If needed, install a sump pump and ensure the sump cover is tightly sealed. Sump pumps are often used where flooding because of a high water table may be a issue. In addition, waterproof the outside of the base walls and install a perimeter drainage system. A frequently overlooked problem in basements is moisture that comes out of humidity.
The easiest way to control humidity is to exhaust water vapor generated in the house to the outside. Indications of high humidity comprise condensation on windows, pipes or other surfaces as well a general sense of moisture in the atmosphere, dampness, and odors. Often, the humidity is going to be brought on by exposing the basement to external air (open windows), using wet laundry hung to dry in the basement, keeping firewood in the basement, or a drier vent that exhausts indoors.
In summer, use a portable dehumidifier or air conditioning to reduce humidity. In warm, humid weather, keep basement windows shut. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate house air. The real key to keeping basement humidity low is to keep them well ventilated and keep extra moisture out of the basement.