Check for a Wet Basement
August 31st, 2018
A Wet basement in places like Minden, Stayner, Thornbury, Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain, Alliston, and Angus can be a real problem any time of the year. You can tell if you have a wet basement problem if you can see water seeping through the cracks in the concrete floor or if there are traces of water in many other locations of the basement.
It is a good idea to check your basement regularly for damp or wet areas. Although we have had a relatively dry summer, heavy rainfalls can really create havoc in basements where water can seep through existing cracks.
A wet basement can be caused by moisture migrating through your concrete foundation. There may not be a sign of any leak or standing water, but as the moisture evaporates, it increases the indoor humidity. Another common cause is condensation on the cold concrete walls and floors during humid months. We have had a hot, humid summer, so it is essential to use dehumidifiers to soak up the moisture in the air. If you do not have a dehumidifier, it is crucial that you check your basement for dampness, as a wet basement can cause a real problem.