Interior Drainage System
The best way to keep your basement dry all the time is to install a drainage system on the inside perimeter of your basement. Water is collected in the drain and directed to a sump pump, which discharges the water out and away from the house. To install a basement drain inside your home, the contractor will run a drainage system across all leaking walls and, ideally, along the whole perimeter of the basement. This system bypasses the expense and damage to your yard that exterior drainage systems can cause. Interior systems cost half as much and can be installed in as little as one to two days.
Vapor and Radiant Barriers
Preventing leaks and mold growth is essential for any basement. CleanSpace Wall is a 100 percent waterproof plastic vapor barrier that’s perfect for unfinished basement walls. It’s durable, washable, and has anti-microbial protection (UltraFresh) built in. This product is pliable enough to cover uneven surfaces and irregular walls like areas with large rocks. It’s also a great way to prevent humidity from getting through your concrete walls and into your basement.
The ThermalDry® Wall system protects your finished basement from moisture and water that passes through concrete foundation walls. This product serves as both a vapor barrier and a way to redirect water leaking through the basement walls into your drainage system below. What makes it unique is its ability to make your home a more comfortable and energy efficient space as well. Its heat-reflective surface will bounce 97 percent of the heat back into your home.
Dehumidification and Air Filtration System
Mold and moisture problems are a huge problem in basements and crawl spaces, especially in Georgia. The SaniDry XP is a powerful and effective dehumidifier that eliminates any chances for mold to grow. This system removes up to four times the amount of water from the air than a regular hardware store dehumidifier but uses the same amount of energy as a standard one — earning it an Energy Star rating. While the SaniDry XP removes moisture from the air daily, it also contains a MERV 11 air filter which can remove particles from the air as small as 2 microns, while an optional odor filter helps rid the air of strong odors. With its completely digital interface, just set it and forget it!