Why Are My Basement Walls Sweating?

Basement sweating refers to excessive moisture that builds up in the basement, causing mold and mildew growth. The humidity level of your home or business can vary significantly depending on factors such as location, climate conditions, amount of water used for irrigation and any leaks within the structure. Mold spores are carried by air currents so having an efficient ventilation system is critical to preventing basement mold from forming. Another factor leading to excess moisture buildup is poor building practices including clogged plumbing or no downspouts running from your roof to a gutter below your house’s foundation. These issues allow water to stay close enough for condensation to form on cold surfaces like walls and floors which results in excessive moisture levels across the whole space.

We have seen many homes that have been abandoned because they had serious leak problems with their basement ceilings or walls that allowed too much water vapor penetration into the structure over time. We recommend following this simple step-by-step guide when replacing a section of drywall: 1) Create a mockup of where you will be cutting out wall studs 2) Drill holes through all new studs 3) Install screws through each hole 4) Cut out area 5) Fill area with approved mastic 6) Apply additional waterproofing sealant 7) Replace drywall 8 ) Sand lightly 9 ) Paint 10 ) Voila! You now have a sealed surface

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