Basement Waterproofing Madison Wisconsin

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Basement Waterproofing Madison Wisconsin


Basement Waterproofing Madison Wisconsin - There are several approaches to help prevent moisture damage problems in a cellar. The first guideline is no dirt basements. Although these are less prevalent in this day in age, it is good to point out this dirt flooring not just hold a large amount of moisture but also can give off a number of gases. When building a cellar, make sure you have a floor drain with a trap installed at the lowest point of the floor.

With no floor drain, any water that is spilled inside cannot escape. If needed, install a sump pump and make sure the sump cover is tightly sealed. Sump pumps are often used where flooding because of a high water table might 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. Signs of high humidity comprise condensation on windows, pipes or other surfaces as well a general sense of moisture in the atmosphere, dampness, and smells. Many times, the humidity will be caused by exposing the cellar to outside air (open windows), having wet laundry hung to dry in the cellar, keeping firewood in the cellar, or a drier vent that exhausts inside.

In summer, use a portable dehumidifier or air conditioning to decrease humidity. In hot, humid weather, keep cellar windows shut. 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 extra moisture from the cellar.