If you feel like you have a moisture problem in your basement, and you fear that heavy snow falls or rainfall can cause even more moisture problems in the basement, you want to talk with waterproofing professionals today. You don't want to wait until you have a ton of foundation damage to take action.
The existing concrete and foundation in the space is what needs protected. Consider the following options to help keep your foundation strong and your basement dry.
Waterproof the exterior of the home around the foundation to help stop water from leaking and seeping into the basement. The professionals that do exterior waterproofing may want to remove some of the topsoil and such around the exterior of the house to treat the concrete as far as they can.
Remove debris like mulch that absorbs water if you can, and try other options around the house like sand with rock. You want to avoid having water pool around the foundation as much as possible.
The interior of the foundation should also be treated. The sealant that protects water from coming into the space from the foundation should be applied on the exterior walls and the floors if possible. This not only helps to avoid moisture from leaking in but can also be used a thermal barrier as well to prevent some heat loss during the winter months.
Run a Dehumidifier
You can tell how much moisture is in the air by running a dehumidifier in the space. This is a unit that will need to be emptied regularly if there is a lot of moisture, and you want to check and regulate the machine. You may want to run more than one if the machine is filling up quickly and to stay on top of the problem.
Be sure to check around all plumbing fixtures and piping that goes outside of the home to make sure that the pipes haven't shifted from the foundation, which can cause leaks and water concerns. You don't want to have a basement that is moist or a foundation that is already showing signs of water damage and water concerns, so take preventative action right away. Get a foundation specialist into the property to apply the right sealants and other foundation protection options, and make sure that you are removing the moisture from the space at all times with a dehumidifier.