is the most common problem in basements – either
entering from outside sources or being produced inside
by the occupant’s activities.
The soil around the walls can contain a large amount of moisture
from surface water that is seeping down or from a high water table.
Water can find its way inside by gravity or through a crack or
flaw in the water protection layer of the foundation.
Water can also be pulled up by a “wicking action” or
pushed up” by hydrostatic pressure from the soil under the
walls or floor. In the summer, warm moist air from outside can
enter the house and lead to condensation on the cool basement walls
Daily activities also produce moisture that can be trapped inside
Basement moisture problems
cracks that leak
(white, chalky stains)
decaying wood in contact with concrete
or moldy walls or floor
on windows, pipes & other fixtures
or damp carpets
Possible Causes of a Wet
leak in your home’s foundation,
basement walls, window or door
of the weeping tile system
blocked connection between your home
and the main sewer in the street
back-up of wastewater in the sewer
(or a combination of wastewater and rainwater from the
sanitary or combined sewer system)
of a sump pump (in some areas) used
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