I have some tips to help you take back your basement first things first you need to determine where the moisture is coming from.
If you have bare walls there’s a really easy DIY fix you just tape a piece of tinfoil to the wall with duct tape give it a few days come back and if you notice that condensation is forming on the outside of the tinfoil you know that the moisture is coming from inside the house .
If you peel back the tinfoil and you notice that the condensation is forming on the wall side of the tinfoil you know that the moisture is coming from outside the house and leeching through the wall.
If you determine the moisture is coming from inside your house we have a couple of quick fixes one culprit could be your dryer it produces a lot of humid air that could leak out of the ducts so you’re going to want to go over your whole dryer duct.
Check all the joints, check the tape, make sure it’s in good shape and not loose. If you do come across a problem use some foil tape and fix it up.
If you determine that water is coming from outside your house there are a couple of quick fixes for that as well.
First head outside and check your downspouts, make sure that they’re diverting water away from your foundation.
You can also get downspout extenders also, check the soil around your foundation, make sure that it hasn’t settled you.
Always want it to be grading away from your foundation.
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