When your home needs some fixing, it’s hard to decide what to pay attention to first. You might be trying to figure out what the average cost of a bathroom remodel is or looking for someone to give you a kitchen estimate, all the mean while your basement is damp and slowly destroying your homes infrastructure! And if you’re one of those people who doesn’t go into their basement too often and would rather work on remodel bathroom ideas, putting insulation in windows or something else that directly affects your everyday, we at Mihalko’s General Contracting understand. That’s why we’re here to let you know a few things you can do before calling a general contracting company to come fix your damp basement.
Basement Dampness Home Remedies
1. Make sure your spoutings are clean. Clean spoutings allow for a fluent water disposal and prevent overflowing.
2. Make sure the drainage for your spouting is working properly. If it’s not, head over to a local hardware store and pick up an elbow and straight piece of spouting. Connecting these pieces should help to kick the water further out into your yard and away from your home.
3. Make sure the dirt and/or landscaping around your home is sloped away from your house. This will prevent runoff from seeping into the cement walls of your basement and slowly wearing away at your homes infrastructure.
4. Try a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier will help collect the moisture seeping into your basement and into the air, and when the dehumidifier is finally full of water, you can use that water to water plants inside and outside of your home.
When you begin to budget remodeling, things can get expensive. That’s why we here at Mihalko’s General Contracting suggest some of these inexpensive remedies when dealing with a damp basement. When all else fails, however, it’s important to call a professional contracting company and it’s important to call one you can trust! It’s important to call a company that’s been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. A company that has set it’s own foundation in the town you live, and has a real stake in making you and your family’s life better. Call Mihalko’s General Contracting for your waterproofing needs.