Dampness can be a problem in any basement or crawl space. They are the spaces in the house that are most likely to experience problems to do with high humidity, because they are below grade, and come under more pressure from groundwater, as well as leaks and damp that can come through the walls. Basement dehumidifier systems can help to control the humidity in your basement.
Basement dehumidifier systems are an accessible way in which to help to reduce the level of moisture present in your basement. Basements can get damp for many reasons, and this can lead to a bad air quality that is heavy and unhealthy to breathe. Over 55% or so of humidity in a room can cause mold to grow radically, and this can pose even more problems.
There are many reasons why you would want to stop damp in any way possible, and a basement dehumidifier system is just one of the ways that you can do this. You may feel the following benefits if you have one installed:
It is best to have a larger dehumidifier system professionally installed in your basement. Small, suitcase size models are often not adequate for the challenges of below grade rooms. Direct Waterproofing can install systems that can deal with a larger volume and lower temperatures.
The short answer to this is no. As much as a dehumidifier system will help to control the level of humidity in the air, and can provide you with a reasonable amount of benefits with very little hassle, a basement needs to be properly waterproofed to give it full protection.
Water can find its way into your home in many ways, and as long as it continues to do so, your basement may always be damp. Proper drainage, along with interior or exterior waterproofing solutions, will make sure your basement and foundations are completely free from damp.
If you have a humid basement, we couldn’t recommend a dehumidifier enough. However, we would always say that it is worth considering a more permanent and all-encompassing solution to optimize your living space, and prevent damp from ever being a problem again.
At Direct Waterproofing we can install the highest quality dehumidifier systems available. We have many models, and can discuss your options with you to make sure the right dehumidifier is installed according to your situation. All of services start with a free consultation, which allows you to understand what your possible options are, and how it is best proceed.