No one wants a wet basement. The presence of water in the room make it non-viable for everyday use. Unwanted organisms such as mold can also grow with wetness and weaken your structure of home by exerting pressure on the foundation. Even if you try to put an end to it, wetness in your basement can result from many factors, so finding possible entry points in the form of leaks can be a difficult undertaking. At the same time finding a sources of moisture is important to finding a proper solution to the issue. Here are some of the common causes of a wet basement that you should know.
Room where water and pipes are located, like laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, can be a possible source of leaks. In your home If your basement’s walls are damp beneath these locations that mean the pipes may be allowing water to drop down. In order to avoid these problem, inspect those areas above the basement and close or tighten the pipes to take care of the leak.
Moisture can also grow in basement. A difference in temperature between cool walls and warm air can lead to interior moisture that leaves surfaces wet. If a basement has bathroom so it play an important role, because shower water can spread small water droplets and affect air temperature. A clothes dryer that lacks effective venting can also generate moisture as it combines warm air with wet clothes.
You can increase the air circulation to avoid moisture with vents and fans that more evenly spread the moisture in the air. You can also place insulation in the walls of basement so that their coldness does not create condensation when mix with air.
Grading means sloping of the ground around the building. Grading make a decline that slope away from the house in all directions, if it done properly. Rainy Water that falls on the surface of the ground can then run down the slopes where it can’t cause any damage to your home. Gatters can work in the same way, proper grading is important to prevent water from invading your basement.
Foundation And Wall Cracks
The surface where the walls of foundation and the basement connects is likely to develop cracks. This is happen when the floor joints that hold up the basement ceiling were not attached properly to the foundation during construction. Over time shifts can happen and cracks may appear, allowing water into the basement. In some cases, the water pressure in the ground surrounding the foundation, may create enough force to cause the foundation. Sometimes filling the crack is sufficient to fix the leak, but in other cases, you may have to address the greater issues with the faulty structure or the excess water in the soil. Waterproofing Pakistan can help you to fill all the cracks of your walls.
Absence Of Drain System
In the basement, the extension of wet condition may be due to the absence of a drainage system. Even with few precautions in place, keeping the basement waterproof may be challenging due to the changes in weather, temperature, and inside activity. Having a way to drain water that collect around your foundation serves as the key of your basement waterproofing and works simultaneously with gutters and grading. Either inside your basement or outside your home, set up a drain tile which gather water and pump away water so that none of it ends up inside.