We hear you—keeping your basement free of moisture can feel like a never-ending battle. As difficult as it can be, keeping your basement dry is absolutely essential. Not only can moisture in the basement cause a musty smell that permeates your entire house, but it can also lead to ongoing problems with mold.
Here are some tips for eliminating moisture in your basement:
Install a dehumidifier
Basements tend to be more humid than the rest of your home. For less than $200, you can get a dehumidifier that will help remedy the problem.
Repair any settlement cracks
Even if your home is new, it’s still prone to settlement cracks that let in moisture from rain and snow. You can easily DIY this with a cold chisel, a mallet, a putty knife and patching cement.
Reduce seepage around the basement
Cleaning your gutters is something you should be doing anyway to prevent roof damage as well as basement moisture. You can also regrade soil around foundation walls to prevent water from moving toward the foundation. In addition, you can direct downspouts away from the basement walls with downspout extensions.
Tired of battling with basement moisture? Call Ivy Lea Construction at 716-875-8654. Our professional basement finishing and remodeling services will seal leaks, prevent moisture and add value to your home in the long run. We’ll bring our extensive experience, top-quality materials and professional equipment to the job. If you’re in the Buffalo area, what are you waiting for? Give us a call to get an estimate today.