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Lake Forest Plumbing say, increased humidity at the basement can turn into a massive problem for homeowners, that live in a humid climate.

In most cases, moisture accumulates because of poorly-designed basement waterproofing and inefficient thermal insulation.

Other times, condensation appears because of the absence of a decent ventilation strategy.

The higher the humidity level from the basement, the longer condensate there is piled upon the ceiling and walls.

Frequent Causes Of Moisture:

Lake Forest Plumbing says, bad quality waterproofing leads to capillary seepage of groundwater or meltwater during the concrete foundation of the house.

It’s very simple to identify whether you have problems with waterproofing — the walls of the basement are equally moist and condensate stains are always formed in different places.

Cracks From The Walls

Lake Forest Plumbing say, there are times when humidity at the basement rises because of a physical break inside the base of the house.

If cracks appear, water can seep them into the basement.

In this case, condensate would always accumulate inside the same areas.

Often these cracks are visible to the naked eye.

Perhaps one of the very usual causes of high humidity at the basement is a faulty ventilation method.

Considering a relative thickness of a sole, no ductwork means there’s not any natural air exchange.

Carbon dioxide accumulates and the air inside the basement stagnates, the humidity rises, and if the temperature drops, then condensate falls out.

Utility Programs

If there are plumbing of hot and cold water source located in the basement, it is recommended to check their integrity.

Often, a leaking knee causes increased humidity.


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