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Question DetailsAsked on 5/20/2011

Dampness in basement

I noticed dampness (in one small area) under my bare feet on the carpet in the finished basement of our 1937 home. What do I need to worry about? Whom do I call?

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Celest, This depends on how the floor is constructed. Are you ensuring the humidity stays under 60% relative humidity? This is a MUST for basement health. If seepage is happening under the carpet, that must be addressed. Sometimes sealing the floor with a epoxy or pore sealer takes the moisture issue away. Proper dehumidification is first and foremost.
I would suggest calling a basement company. There are several that are recognized by the National Assciation of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors. (
I hope this helps!


Answered 9 years ago by vermontguy

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