basement dampness


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Old 05-12-15, 06:24 PM
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basement dampness

Hello i want to start studding my basment walls i know basments aew damp and some of them actually het water seepage. I dont or havent seen any signs of water in my basment i do have effloreance though. I did notice some damp spots on the floor where the floor meets the wall. Is that something thats normal with a house that was built in 64. Is it a a majior problem ir i can go head and install a vapor barrier or foam board. Is this bigger then im thinking where i have to dig trench around home and fix from ourside?
 
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Old 05-12-15, 08:43 PM
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The year that the house was built doesn't mean as much as how high the water table is, the pitch of the land, drainage & various other things.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 04:23 AM
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You want to make sure the basement is good and dry [year round] before you close the foundation wall up with studs/drywall! Waterproofing is ALWAYS best addressed on the exterior.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 07:30 PM
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Thank you the basement is cold in the winter and the snow we had here i didnt get any water penatration. Today it was cool and it was cool in the basment i dont want to get get charged or over pay for a job that isnt nessary.
 
 

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