Water in your basement can be a complete disaster. Not only can it damage your floors, personal belongings, furniture, and other items, but it can cause mold and structural damages as well. In addition, excessive moisture could cause health issues for anyone in the household. Drycrete Waterproofing has the experience and expertise to handle all of your basement issues. An effective moisture control system is one major benefit.
In the meantime, here are our top tips for keeping your basement dry.
1. Make Sure Water is Kept Away from the Foundation
There is no way to stop moisture from entering the ground around your foundation, but that doesn’t mean you have to allow it to come inside the foundation. Small cracks allow an easy target for that moisture to come inside.
You can take steps to ensure moisture is directed away from the foundation, gutters are properly maintained, and your interior drains or sump pump are working properly as well.
2. Seal Interior Basement Walls and Floors
If your basement walls or floors have any type of cracks or holes in them, this allows water to seep in. Even the smallest of cracks could be a problem for your basement. A great way to help with this issue is to seal your interior basement walls and floors, using a professional sealer that works long-term.
3. Install a Dehumidifier
Believe it or not, the excess moisture in your basement doesn’t always come from rainwater or groundwater. It could be coming from the setup of your basement. Using a moisture control system, like a dehumidifier, is a great way to control the moisture and humidity that are naturally occurring within the basement.
4. Insulate Pipes to Prevent Sweating
The pipes in your basement could be affected by cool, damp air, as well as high humidity levels. This causes those pipes to sweat, leading to moisture dripping in your basement.
To prevent that moisture, you can use foam insulation and wrap the pipes with it. This is an affordable solution that is quite effective. It also protects those pipes in freezing temperatures.
5. Patch Cracks as Soon as They Appear
When you notice a crack in the floor or in the foundation walls, don’t ignore it. You really need to patch or seal that crack right away. If there is a crack, moisture is going to find its way through the crack and into the basement.
Cracks happen naturally with shifts, shrinkage, and other occurrences, but you don’t have to let them harm your home. The sooner you fix them, the better off you will be.
Drycrete Waterproofing Can Help With Your Moisture Control System Needs
Drycrete has more than 30 years of experience in the waterproofing industry. We use high-quality solutions to protect your foundation and home from water damage. These tips can help any type of structure.
If you are in need of waterproofing, a moisture control system, or other waterproofing solutions, contact us today to protect your home.