The mere process of sweating pipes can cause condensation to puddle on the floor of your basement – which can in turn cause many issues.
This is why it’s important to keep a check on it and when you do see moisture make sure you know where it is coming from. Additionally, make sure it’s not something that needs to be addressed ASAP.
Moisture can create all kinds of problems in your home – even in the newest of homes.
Do you see any active leaks anywhere that are creating consistent puddles?
For smaller leaks you can try using hydraulic cement or concrete patching compound to repair them.
If you use these techniques after applying you will need to keep a real close eye to make sure it did in fact solve the problem.
If the leak persists it is definitely time to seek professional help.
Moisture Near Your Foundation
After a good rain take a walk around the foundation of your home. Do you see any puddling?
Low spots in your foundation can cause puddling and the vapor from that moisture can get inside.
Install a Dehumidifier
One thing that is can prevent moisture is installing a dehumidifier in your basement.
High humidity is a key factor in mold growth.
A good dehumidifier reduces your basement’s humidity level and leaves you with a more comfortable environment and improved air quality.
A finished basement is often a lived-in area of your home, yet many people still use a part of it for storage.
If you do have stored items in your basement, make sure they are kept in boxes that a non-biodegradable.
Cardboard boxes aren’t the best choice, because they’re prone to collecting dampness and growing mold and mildew.
If you have to use cardboard, store boxes off the floor either on shelving or on a foil-laminated sheet of foam insulation.
The best thing you can do is to call a professional who can help you with your basement moisture concerns.
If you need help with your mimi makeover or even a fullscale remodel give us a call and we would be happy to help! We’re highly experienced and guarantee all of our work.
Call Andy OnCall® Roswell/Gwinnett at (770) 640-6050 for all of your home improvement needs.