Wet basements and damp crawlspaces are not only a nuisance, they are a recipe for larger, more costly problems in the home if untreated. Basement flooding aside, moisture alone is often responsible for ruining drywall, framing, carpeting and furniture. If your basement is unfinished and used primarily for storage, moisture may cause your tools to rust, clothing to stink, or pictures to wither.
After much analysis, experts have determined that the shallow depth interior sub-floor system is the most reliable and effective basement waterproofing solution in a post-construction setting.
In this post, we'll summarize all of the potential solutions for your wet basement. We will also discuss unrealistic solutions to give you a basic understanding of the possible remedies that have been tried over the years. Keep in mind – we are addressing wet basements with 1⁄4” to 1⁄2” or more of water.