What is humidity？
As defined by the World Health Organization, moisture is "any visible, measurable or perceived effect caused by an excessively humid indoor environment, or problems with the durability of building components caused by various water leaks."
Moisture problems are widespread in buildings. 76 percent of buildings have moisture issues. Due to deficiencies in the building envelope, moisture problems are even more widespread. About 75-80 percent of the houses studied had dampness problems due to building defects.
Most basements are connected to the house through pipe openings. In addition, the basement is increasingly used as a bedroom and storage room. In these cases, the moisture problem will not only cause a lot of trouble and property damage but also affect your family's health. Mold can grow on damp carpets and under-wall coverings. Failure to solve the moisture problem in the basement in time may result in deterioration of health and major damage.
Why is my basement very damp?
A recent study has shown that water in the building is one of the reasons that can lead to sick building syndrome. Moisture in the building is the main cause of poor indoor quality, mold growth, and a symptom of an unhealthy basement. There are many ways moisture can enter a basement, such as rainwater entering through windows, walls, doors, and the roof. It is also possible for groundwater to penetrate through the basement.
How to solve the problem of moisture in the basement?
1. Install a Baseaire basement dehumidifier. This solution is better and more effective. It will dehumidify and change the basement environment. For over a decade we, BaseAire have been manufacturing dehumidifiers, our brand has remained a reliable brand for dehumidifiers and basement or crawl space dehumidifiers.
Our dehumidifiers are have evolved over the last 10 years, to better low humidity in the house. Our dehumidifiers now incorporate new technology to improve their efficiency
2. One of the other solutions to the basement moisture problem is to use a film or coating on the walls and basement floor. The water will stay there, but this coating will force the water to move in a different direction.