Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

ryecin

05:38AM | 08/14/05
Member Since: 08/13/05
2 lifetime posts
I just recently purchased a house built in 1858. Tradition dirt floor and stone foundation. The basement is very wet, it does have a sump pump, but the moisture seems to creep up through the unfinished hardwood floors in the living area above. I have had much advice telling me to install plastic on the ceiling of the basement (thick mil grade) to stop this. My wife does not trust the advice. Could someone please help? It does make the living area above quite muggy.

Thanks in advance.

cellarwater

05:41AM | 08/20/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
I like the plastic idea. Also get a dehumidifier {maybe 2} put them in the cellar near the sump let them drain into it so you're not emtying the buckets as thy fill. & get a fan too.. circulate the air. See what difference that makes. C.

ryecin

04:50PM | 08/24/05
Member Since: 08/13/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the response, just needed some back up.


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