If you are planning on converting your basement, it is important that you are able to keep it dry. Moisture in your basement can stem from indoor humidity condensing onto cool surfaces. Moreover, it can also come from water vapour such as rain or groundwater. This soaks through the soil around your buildings’ foundation. There are a couple of ways you can help keep your basement dry throughout the seasons.
If you have problems with outer moisture seeping in, installing a sump pump can keep your basement dry at all times. It is a pump that is used to remove accumulating water. We place these in specially constructed sump pits and it pumps the water away from your property. It can only take a small amount of water to cause a lot of damage to your building. So, these are ideal if you live in an area prone to heavy rainfall and flooding.
Condensation can be a great inconvenience, and it can cause many problems if it’s left without treatment. We suggest installing a Positive Input Ventilation System or PIV. These systems continuously supply fresh, filtered air and they are incredibly popular. PIV systems not only help to remove condensation, but also mould growth and dust. As long as your basement doesn’t flood, a PIV unit will greatly improve the problem of internal dampness.
If you are unsure what the best solution is for you, give us a call and a member of our team will come out and inspect your property. We will guide you to the right decision and provide a competitive quote you won’t be able to refuse.