South Dakota Water Management
Exterior and Interior Water Control
Do you find that you are having some issues with water or moisture building up in your home? Is your home humid in the summer? If these are the cases in your own home, then you probably need to take a look into your exterior and interior waterproofing methods. When you do not have proper waterproofing systems in your home there can be large consequences that you may not even be aware of when there isn’t good water management.
Moisture build-up that is left behind in your home can cause mold or mildew and can also attract insects and other pests into your home. If you are unaware of these problems occurring, then you and your family could be breathing in contaminated air that is very unhealthy for you. Not only is it unhealthy for yourself, but it can also damage the structure of your home. It can rot the wooden frames holding up your floor causing them to bend and dip and can also weaken the overall structure that holds your home together without proper water management in your South Dakota home.
When you have to tackle these issues you want to do things that are easy and low cost. One of the first steps you need to do before anything else is get rid of the moisture, not just stop it but get it completely removed from your home to handle your water management. In the summer, make sure that you are not ventilating your home with the warm, humid air. An air conditioning system is recommended so that you are not bringing in more humidity. Remember that a dehumidifier is not always the solution because it can cause greater damage sometimes. By drying out the basement air, the moisture is drawn into the basement more rapidly causing efflorescence and spalling of concrete and further damage to the interior finishes. By contacting a professional they can always help you by pointing you in the right direction to remove the water and excess moisture.
After the moisture has been removed, you should evaluate your gutters, downspouts, and surface grading around your home. Make sure that there is a slope away from your home so that water does not puddle up right next to the foundation. Also, the water should drain away from at least 5 feet away from the foundation to ensure protection. A sump pump can also help your home if your basement tends to suffer from flooding. Contact us at Rapid Foundation Repair and we can handle all your waterproofing needs.
Here are some pointers to keep in mind with water management in South Dakota:
- Control interior moisture sources.
- In the summer, don’t ventilate with outside air.
- Correct grading, gutter, and downspout system.
- Provide an interior or exterior drainage system.