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Wet Basement Solutions

 

Wet basements can become moisture laden, supporting the growth of mold and the decay of building materials and providing ideal conditions for insect pests and even rodents. Moisture and contaminants can be driven into living spaces by the differences in air pressure between the basement and the living spaces above. Wet foundations and basements are all too common making the search for wet basement solutions all the more important. Water in basements present major problems for homeowners and can result in costly repairs for builders. Foundations can be compromised by surface water from rain and snow that drains from the yard toward the foundation because of incorrect grading and water that drains from the roof and is deposited next to the home's foundation instead of being carried away.

 
 

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If the drainage system is not the problem of your wet basement, or if the building is so located that it cannot be adequately drained, provision must be made to waterproof the wall so that seepage will be prevented. Undoubtedly the best basement water solutions are to dig a trench wide enough for a man to work in, and as deep as the foundation, along as much of the wall as is usually damp. If your wall is built of brick, stone or cement block, the mortar joints must be raked out to a depth of a half an inch and all cracks cut back in a V-shape. The walls of the wet basement should then be thoroughly sprayed with a hose, after which the cracks are filled.

 
 

DIY Water in Basement Solutions

 

The reason that the walls are kept wet is to prevent the absorption of water from the new cement in the patches. If this cement dries out too quickly, it will not stick. If it is possible to secure drainage, a line of drain tile should be placed at the bottom of the trench. Be sure that sufficient fall can be obtained so that the water will drain into your catch basin, septic tank or other outlet, as indicated. The trench should be back-filled with course gravel or crushed stone, to a depth of 18 inches and then filled up with soil. The porous material around the tile permits the surface water to drain into the tile at the loose joints thus you have a wet basement solution.

 
 

Sewer Basement Flooding

 

In many neighborhoods, the sewer system is inadequate or antiquated so that unusually heavy rains case the sewer to back up and flood the basements. Basements are essentially not present in some communities because of factors such as high groundwater levels and the presence of shallow bedrock. In many cities, basement flooding during wet weather is also a problem. Much work remains to be done to solve the overflow and basement flooding problems caused by surcharging of combined sewer systems in U.S. communities. Most combined sewer municipalities face the challenge of how to mitigate overflows and basement flooding and the attendant water pollution, health risks, and monetary damages. While this water soon drains out again, it leaves a deposit of silt and sludge that is decidedly unsanitary. A tight wall and floor are not protection against this nuisance as the water enters through the floor drain.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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