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Simple Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

Zoey Fawell Dec 19, 2019
To dodge the basic damage and costly fixes in your home, you should attempt endeavors to keep your cellar dry. When your basement gets wet and damp, it prompts the development of fungus, mold and probably mildew; besides, it can mess up with your health, for example, such conditions are agents to some serious infections.
For instance, dampness might lead to asthma and hypersensitivities. Keeping your basement dry can sometimes sound impossible and especially to those of us who reside in wet regions of the world. Nevertheless, it's not everything that seems impossible is impossible.
With the appropriate strategy, things might work out quite perfectly. Below is a list of well-sorted tips that will probably help you with keeping your basement as dry as expected. Just read and familiarize yourself with each of the tips.

Basement Waterproofing

Prevention is better than cure. Well, I'm not sure if you took the time to comprehend the saying but what I know is that it is true. You don't have to wait until the worst happens. Basement waterproofing is the first alternative to consider when it comes to keeping your basement dry.
Basement proofing may involve installing waterproof walls. This will keep water and dampness away from your basement.  You may decide to paint the interior side of the basement walls with waterproof coatings. Mark you that, most dampness of the basement is mostly on the walls.

Trench the Water Away from the Basement

This will depend on the landscape of the land on which your basement rests. If the landscape prompts water to flow towards the basement, you need to take care of it as early as when constructing. Or rather, you may consider making the ground slope away from where your basement is situated.

Ensure Downspouts and Gutters are Well-installed

Rainwater is the greatest cause of dampness in your basement. But this will only be if the system you installed for collecting the rainwater is not working well.  So, ensure that all gutters and downspouts are well fixed and working as expected.

Use Gravel and Stones to Surround Your Basement

One of the best moisture absorbers you can get around is gravel. They absorb water/moisture and dry fast. Rocks are also an effective alternative. Surrounding your basement with these rocks or gravel will cost you less than most of the alternatives.

Use a Dehumidifier

This is only best used as a corrective measure. A dehumidifier is best known for its overwhelming abilities to absorb excess moisture accumulating in your basement.
I wouldn’t strongly recommend the use of a dehumidifier, because just as I said earlier, it’s a corrective measure. To mean that it is used when the basement is already prone to dampness. Nevertheless, if you find yourself in such a situation, you may consider using a dehumidifier to keep your basement dry.