Covering those places such as walls pipes and ducts with insulation will help keep warm air from coming in contact with the cool surfaces thus preventing condensation. Add a vent fan to your basement bathroom and make sure your family turns it on during showers.
If moisture forms on the outer foil face water is condensing from the air.
How to get the moisture out of the basement. Punch some holes in the side and lid and place it in the basement. Don t just use duct tape. It is the best way to reduce basement moisture.
The epa recommends that the ground slope away from the building to prevent water from entering the house. Once the sources of moisture are controlled the easiest way to reduce moisture in the air is with a dehumidifier. A common cause of moisture in the basements is when the ground slopes towards the building foundation.
Once again you will need to replace the charcoal after sometime but its a cheap option. Eliminating the sources of humid air will help dry out your basement. Purchase a high quality dehumidifier and drain it into a basement drain.
If moisture forms on the foil underside water is seeping in from outside. How to prevent condensation. If you have leaky windows or vents a silicone sealer or foam weather stripping can help plug the leaks.
If you have a full basement air it out by opening windows and running fans. Seal leaky dryer vents with foil tape to prevent unwanted humid air from entering your basement. Rain that seeps into your home s foundation will also lead to moisture problems.
Seals around basement windows vents cut through the siding for your dryer s exhaust and other small entry points for moisture can allow a lot of water in especially during rainstorms. Interior membrane or coating is a temporary solution. To remove moisture the source of the water should be identified and fixed.
It ll eventually fall off. Neutralize the musty smell in the basement. Insulating the places where condensation builds up can also help to eliminate moisture.
If you have a crawlspace moisture from the soil can enter your home and increase the level of humidity. Charcoal absorbs moisture out of the air so it can be used to make a home made natural dehumidifier. It is appealing to solve a basement moisture problem with a membrane or coating on the inside.
A vapor barrier over the bare soil blocks the moisture keeping it out of your living space. Start with the easy stuff. A dehumidifier can pull gallons of moisture from the air each day.
Once the mold spots are gone wipe the surfaces with clean water on a clean sponge and then let air dry. Simply places some briquettes in reasonable sized empty tin or box. By drying out the basement air moisture is drawn into the basement more rapidly causing efflorescence and spalling of concrete and further damage to interior finishes.