Damp, Wet Basement Causes and Solutions

Find out how to keep your home dry with these tips for wet basement repair.

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

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The first step in wet basement repair is discovering the source of the moisture. By taking a few simple measures, not only can you repair a wet basement, but you can also prevent problems from occurring in the future.

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Surefire sign of a wet basement is a persistent musty smell or condensation. If you begin to notice wet spots on the basement floors or walls, you probably have a basement moisture problem. Persistent condensation can lead to structural damage. In many cases, a dehumidifier can provide a solution.

Another common contributor to a wet basement is runoff from gutters. Directing them away from the foundation of a home can help to prevent a basement from becoming damp.

Basement cracks should be closed off with a concrete sealer. If you suspect groundwater swelling may be an issue, or that the implementation of a sump pump would correct your wet basement issues, then call in a professional for wet basement repair.

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