Homeowners assume that just because they have a waterproofing system, it means that they have a dry basement. Do not be fooled! It does NOT!
There are four ways that your basement is becoming wet or damp that you may not realize.
1) Groundwater Leakage- water from the environment outside of your home should not be able to enter your basement! AquaGuard installs many different types of systems so water cannot enter anywhere into the basement.
2) Capillary Action- also known as “wicking.” An example of this is if you have a block wall installed, yet it feels damp because it’s wicking the water inside it to the surface like a sponge.
3) Water Vapor- water vapor enters the basement thought the walls and the floor. AquaGuard installs floor matting so homeowners do not have to worry about wicking though the floor.
4) Exterior Air Leakages- water will come into your home by any means it can. As long as the outside air is cooler than the basement air, this is not a problem. Unfortunately, this means during the summer months, the warmer air causes water to move into your basement.
When outside air is warmer than the inside air, it usually leads to condensation problems in the sublevels of your home. Because basements are usually always cool (because they are underground) condensation tends to be a common problem. Even if it does not rain during the summer months, warmer weather will still make your basement the wettest out of the entire year.
Wet basements cause humidity – even without high amounts of condensation. Humidity is the perfect environment for mold to grow. It is also extremely habitable for dust mites and other disgusting pests.
AquaGuard can solve all of your condensation and humidity problems with our variety of drainage solutions and dehumidifiers. With AquaGuard’s help, your basement will become clean and dry!