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Basement Condensation

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Condensation on the pipes in your basement can invite mold and mildew into your basement. With mold comes that musty smell that you can't get rid of. Before you break out the bleach, learn about the cause of basement condensation and how you can get rid of it, and the musty smell, for good!

What Do I Need to Do First?

In order to fix your condensation problem you need to find the source of the water problem. Finding a leak in your wet basement is a messy, time consuming business that requires searching every square-inch of your basement looking for the source.

Or you can skip roaming around your cold, damp basement looking for problems and have one of our basement waterproofing experts take a look, for free! We'll do the dirty work and find the cause of your basement problems.


You'll also receive a Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing. Your resource for basement waterproofing tips, advice and solutions.

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Why Do I Have Condensation?

Condensation Creates MildewCondensation forms when the humidity in the air reaches 100%. When the air can no longer hold the moisture it has to let it go. Condensation on cold pipes and metal in your basement is often the result.

Your condensation problem is a sign that you have another, larger problem: basement humidity. "A condensation problem means you have basement humidity. And basement humidity can invite mold, mildew, dust mites and other pests into your home."Basement humidity is water vapor, or moisture, in the basement air. When your basement humidity is over 50% it's holding up a welcome sign to mold, mildew, musty smells and dust mites.

Your basement humidity problem is created when water finds its way into your basement through wall cracks, floor wall joints or leaking windows.

It's important to remember that the air in your basement also circulates through your home. So if you have high basement humidity then you're going to have high indoor humidity. High indoor humidity can lead to high electric bills, mold growth in living areas, and drywall damage.

How Can I Stop Condensation?

Happiness is a Dry BasementDon't waste your money on a cheap basement dehumidifier. Many common house dehumidifiers don't do a good job removing the humidity from your air and end up costing a lot of money to run.


If the dehumidifier isn't drained properly you could just end up with puddles on your basement floor. Have a professional basement waterproofing expert take a look at your basement, and find out the cause of your condensation problem.

What Do I Do Now?

JES Experts in Foundation RepairSave yourself money and stress by giving us a call at 866-370-4816 to schedule your free basement inspection. We'll tell you if your condensation problem is caused by basement humidity or if it's something you can fix without our help.

Our entire team of basement waterproofing specialists is extensively trained by our team of Professional Engineers on waterproofing technologies and foundation repair. They can find the source of your condensation problem and recommend the best solution for your home.

Basement Condensation Solutions

If we find that you have a basement water problem we may recommend a basement dehumidifier, SaniDry. A basement dehumidifier isn't always the solution to your wet basement problem so it's important to get the advice of a professional and find the best solution for your home.

Our certified professional basement waterproofing consultants will work with you, every step of the way, to design the best basement waterproofing solution for your home's condensation problem.

Get Your Free Homeowner's Guide!

Homeowner's Guide to Basement WaterproofingMake an appointment with one of our basement waterproofing experts today and receive your Free Homeowner's Guide to Basement Waterproofing, written by Professional Engineers, a $19.95 value! You'll learn about wet basement problem signs and what they could mean for your home's health and safety.


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