The Hidden Reality: Your Waterproofed Basement May Still Struggle with Humidity!

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Our mission has always been to provide you with the best basement and crawlspace waterproofing solutions. We take immense pride in securing your home from water intrusion, but there's an important aspect that often escapes attention – the battle against humidity. In this blog post, we unravel the truth behind why a waterproofed basement doesn't always guarantee dry air and offer insights into maintaining a truly comfortable living environment.


Unravelling the Misperception: Waterproofing vs. Humidity Control

We understand the prevailing notion that a waterproofed basement equates to a bone-dry environment. While waterproofing is indeed essential to prevent water infiltration, it's just one piece of the puzzle. The battle against dampness continues, and that's where humidity control steps in. Even with a waterproofed basement, the air can remain laden with moisture, leading to an array of issues such as mold growth, musty odors, and compromised indoor air quality.


The Pervasive Effects of Humidity:

Humidity levels can significantly impact the health and integrity of your basement. Excess humidity can result in condensation on surfaces, fostering the growth of mold and mildew. Moreover, damp air can seep into wooden structures, causing warping, rot, and eventual structural deterioration.

Our Multi-Faceted Approach to a Truly Dry Basement:
Dehumidification Systems: Embracing a comprehensive solution, we recommend integrating a high-quality dehumidification system tailored to your basement's needs. These systems work tirelessly to extract excess moisture from the air, ensuring an environment that's not just waterproof, but also comfortably dry.
Insulation and Sealing: Beyond waterproofing, we emphasize sealing gaps, cracks, and joints to prevent the intrusion of humid air. Effective insulation complements this effort, regulating temperature and humidity within the space.
Awareness and Maintenance: Understanding the signs of humidity and being proactive in addressing them is paramount. Regular maintenance and monitoring help identify issues before they escalate, ensuring a consistently dry and comfortable basement environment.


At Advanced Basement Systems, we aim to demystify the misconception that a waterproofed basement guarantees dry air. While our expert waterproofing solutions protect against water infiltration, it's the battle against humidity that ensures your basement remains a safe, healthy, and inviting space. By embracing a multi-faceted approach that combines dehumidification systems, insulation, and maintenance, you can take steps toward achieving a basement environment that's truly dry and comfortable.

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Ben Bates
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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