Basement Damp London
The reason for your problem is usually a water leak or high humidity. Both of them may result in mold, mildew, or other biological growth. Influenced by the severity, conditions can lead to rot, structural damage, premature paint failure, and a variety of health problems. Water can get into your property from the outside through a leak in the foundation, or minor gaps around windows or doors.
Water might also originate from inside the property from a leaking water pipe, toilet, shower or bath. Excessive indoor humidity caused by common activities of daily life, for example showering, cooking, and drying clothes, can also be a reason for your problem. A damp basement is often a result of moisture migrating through a concrete foundation. There may not be a sign of any leak or standing water, but the moisture evaporates, raising indoor humidity. Another common cause is condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during humid months.
Basement Damp Treatment & Repairs London
- Repairing Settlement Cracks
- Waterproof the Walls
- Extend Downspouts to Reduce Seepage
- Reduce Moisture With a Rain Barrel
- Reduce Condensation
- Run a Dehumidifier to Reduce Moisture in the Air
A Wet Basement Doesn’t Mean Your Basement is Leaking
Moisture problems in existing basements are quite frequent, but time and again are not understood or suitably treated. In a basement that is rarely used and separate from the living rooms above, this will likely not present a great problem. Basements are increasingly used as complete living and bedroom areas. When dealing with these scenarios, moisture problems are not only unpleasant and uncomfortable, but may result in notable ailments.
Molds and mildew can grow in damp carpets and beneath wall coverings. Finishing a basement without first dealing with the moisture problems could lead to making health conditions worse and lead to substantial damage as well. Basement water problems are solvable, there is however a cost to doing it correctly.
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