DIY Basement Waterproofing Tips

There are a lot of DIY basement waterproofing problems that you have to consider because it causes fear to many homeowners. The most typical problems are runoff, condensation, and groundwater swelling. The following are some tips to overcome it.

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Reducing condensation in basement

Condensation happened when moist and warm air strikes cool foundation walls. If you find wet spots on the walls and floors of your basement, you will have a condensation problem. You can check it by doing a simple test. All you have to do is tape plastic wrap into a damp spot, and then sealing the edges by using tape for a couple of days. If moisture shows on the wall side of the plastic, this is what you call a leak, but if moisture is happening on the outside, it is a condensation problem. You will have a structural problem if you are allowing condensation to persist in your basement. You just have to simply open windows regularly in order to aerate your basement which can eliminate the problem. Place a dehumidifier for solution which can hold for a long time period.

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Runoff
Runoff is caused by melted snow and rainwater which is not directed away from the house. The water will be forced by the hydrostatic pressure through the gaps or cracks in footings and walls. You can avoid runoff by checking the ground outside your home slopes away from your house at least one inch vertically. The signs of this problem can be shown because water moves through cracks in the floors or walls. A damp surface will be suggested by growths of algae and mold.

Prevent water runoff in basement wall

Groundwater swelling
Groundwater swelling will be happened in your DIY basement waterproofing when the water table has exceeded its high level. Soil which is surrounding your home can be used to hold extra water that is causing a consistent runoff problem. If you have a wet basement because of groundwater swelling, your basement will be wet for a long time period once each storm and probably water bubbling up from the joints which are appeared between floor and wall. A couple of homes are not featured with protection from high groundwater because it is very expensive to install.

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