You want to keep your basement dry all year round, but summer can prove to be a particular challenge. Even though the ground is drier than in the spring, the increased humidity in the air can cause moisture buildup and mold problems. If your basement is finished, or even partially finished, it’s often a hangout spot in the summer to escape the heat. But no one wants to hang out in a basement that’s damp and moldy. That’s why if you need basement waterproofing in RI, you need Global Basement Waterproofing.
Here are some ways you can improve your basement waterproofing in RI and stay dry this summer.
Keep the doors and windows closed.
This one may seem a little obvious, but it’s important to know how moisture enters your basement. If your basement has windows or doors that open to the outside, you shouldn’t leave them open in the summer. Even if it’s not currently raining, moisture from the air and the ground enters your basement and can cause condensation. Just by simply keeping doors and windows to your basement closed, you can dramatically cut down on how much moisture enters your basement.
Maintain the gutters and plumbing.
Keeping the area around your house dry will go a long way to reducing the moisture in your basement. Maintaining your gutters and downspouts so that rainwater drains away from your foundation will keep excess moisture away from your basement. You also need to stay on top of your plumbing. Even the smallest leaks in your basement pipes can cause moisture to build up and lead to mold and other issues.
Install a dehumidifier.
A dehumidifier is one of the easiest ways to actively deal with moisture in your basement. You can get a freestanding one, but they can be pretty loud. You also have the empty the reservoir frequently, which is a bit of pain and can be a problem if you go away for a few days. For the best dehumidifying solution, having a dehumidifier system professionally installed is the way to go. You don’t have to worry about emptying it every day and it will automatically restart after a power outage.
Basement Waterproofing RI with Global Basement
If you hang out in your basement to stay cool in the summer, you don’t want to have to deal with dampness and mold. Global Basement Waterproofing can help you with basement waterproofing in RI. Contact us today so that you can stay cool this summer in a dry, mold-free basement.