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How to use dehumidifiers for basement moisture-proof work

When it comes to basements, the common first impression people had in the past was that they were dark and damp. Basements were often used to store miscellaneous items, and even if they were damp and permeable all year round, their impact on the living environment was limited. In recent years, with the development of the economy and the improvement of living standards, many homeowners, especially those of western-style houses and villas, have raised their standards for basement renovation. At this time, damp and leaking basements not only affect the living experience, but long-term seepage not only damages the building structure and decoration, but also causes diseases due to year-round dampness in basements. So, what are the moisture-proof and dehumidification solutions available for the treatment of humid environments in basements?

  1. Waterproof coating

Generally speaking, waterproof treatment is required during the construction process of buildings, and local indoor waterproofing treatment is also required for homeowners during decoration. However, according to the 2013 National Construction Industry Leakage Survey Report, the leakage rate of buildings in dozens of regions across the country generally exceeds 50%, and the leakage rate of basements is as high as 60% or more. This fact mercilessly proves that waterproof coatings are not without the possibility of leakage.

  1. Air dehumidifier

The moisture in groundwater comes from the moisture in the air (including condensed water generated by the intersection of hot air), and this problem can be easily solved through dehumidifiers. The indoor ventilation conditions are also relatively poor, making it difficult for moisture to be discharged from the outside in a timely manner. It can only accumulate indoors, ultimately causing the air moisture content in the entire basement to be much higher than that of the ground space. In addition to moisture-proof treatment on the ground and walls, the basement must also be equipped with corresponding Dolexin high-power basement dehumidifiers to maintain a comfortable and dry feeling in special humid weather.

  1. Geothermal system

This method has significant limitations, as it can only address the symptoms rather than the root cause. The geothermal system only makes the building structure, especially the ground, dry, and there is still water inside, which can seep into the room at the appropriate time. Moreover, the geothermal system cannot be used year-round.

For example, using moisture absorbing materials such as lime and activated carbon to solve problems such as basement water seepage and mold, combined with frequent ventilation, has a good effect on indoor humidity. Although the cost is low, the effect on structural water seepage is not significant.