Damp Basement = Buckling Hardwood??

Old 07-30-01, 12:18 PM
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I have noticed over the past two summers (the # of summers I have lived in my house) that a certain area of my first level hardwoods tend to buckle during the summer. Could this be due to the increased humidity in the basement? Would a dehumidifier solve the problem and avoid future ones? What are the other benefits of investing in a new dehumidifier?

The floor always re-settles once winter gets here (I live in Western NY).

Thanks for any and all advice.

Old 07-30-01, 07:58 PM
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Yes, it's due to humidity levels in the basement. Chances are the hardwood was improperly installed, without a good vapor barrier underneath it.

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