Basement Waterproofing - How to Control Humidity in the Basement | Ask the Expert

Becky Peck is a certified basement environment expert, and Executive Sales Manager for Badger Basement Systems, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company serving residents of Wisconsin for over the last 30 years.

In this episode of Ask the Expert, Becky talks about some common sources of basement humidity and the proper ways to deal with it.
Wisconsin basements generally get humid for a number of reasons. Ground water, being one of the most common threats, constantly seeps through porous concrete surfaces and evaporates into the foundation, creating the cave-like, damp environment of a typical basement.

Wisconsin summers are usually very hot and humid, where differences in temperature can cause condensation to form on the cold basement surfaces, such as the walls and floors. It's not uncommon to find basements with water beads on the walls and condensation dripping from the pipes.

Because high levels of humidity can lead to mold growth, it is important to keep the moisture levels in the basement completely under control, year-round, by running a good basement dehumidifier.
Becky and her team at Badger Basement Systems, recommend installing the Sanidry basement dehumidifier. This powerful system withdraws moisture from the air and also filters out mold spores, dust mite pellets and other pollutants contaminating the air. The SaniDry empties itself into a connected drainage system, so you will never need to empty a tray.

Badger Basement Systems serves residents of Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine, Waukesha, Eau Claire, Janesville and surrounding areas in Wisconsin. Call or visit their website for a free inspection and quote!

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