Basement Condensation & Moisture Issues
What Kind of Problems Can Basement Moisture Bring in the Future?
Does your basement feel damp, even when it’s dry outside? If there is no obvious water in your basement after it rains and it still feels damp or humid, you may have a condensation issue. Even the smallest cracks in your foundation or leaks in your water heater can contribute to the moisture in your basement. With no way to get rid of the water, it lingers and can ultimately transform into mildew.
What is Condensation?
Similar to the condensation on a cold glass of water on a hot day, condensation can occur in your basement when moist air comes into contact with the cool surface of the wall. The walls work to cool the warm air, which results in moisture. When you call Michigan Basements, we will come to your home to conduct a condensation test. Every few days, we will check to monitor the amount of condensation in your basement and whether that is from a leak in the cement wall, or due to another factory within your basement.
Condensation in your basement can come from a variety of sources including:
- Plumbing leaks
- Furnace or air conditioner leaks
- Cracks in your foundation or basement walls
Basement Humidity Can Have Negative Effects on the Structural Integrity of Your Home
When you experience that damp feeling or mildew smell, you should question your basement’s humidity level. In a totally dry basement, you wouldn’t identify either of these sensations. However, if you do, it is important to contact our professional team to come to your home and check your moisture levels.
Any moisture in your basement is a problem and can result in serious issues in your home, including:
No matter the source of your moisture, it isn’t something to just live with. When you identify a moisture problem or condensation issue in your basement, contact Michigan Basements today for a free inspection.