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Your Basement Waterproofing Specialists
LIC #HIC.0623992
Financing Available. Rates as low as 0%.
Technologically Advanced System | Licensed, Bonded & Insured | Free Estimates

Why is a Dry Basement so Important?

Whether your basement is a finished living area or just a place to hold all your “stuff,” it’s important to keep that area dry and safe.

You know a wet basement can cause many problems, from the minor – like a soggy carpet – to the major, such as structural damage to support columns.

Flooded basements can be remedied many ways, with sump pumps, drainage systems or structural repairs to your foundation. All of these are designed to stop the water from entering your basement.

But what about the basements that don’t have standing water? They just have that damp, musty smell and feel like a steam bath in the summer. That can be just as dangerous.

Up to 50% of the air you breathe indoors has been in the basement. A damp musty basement can contaminate your entire home, affect your family’s health and be a breeding ground for mold.

There are solutions for this too! A basement dehumidifier, like the Santa Fe Classic can help remove excess moisture from the basement. Mold and mildew need moisture to grow. Modern dehumidifiers like the Santa Fe are also much more energy efficient than older models.

It should be noted that many people over-do it when it comes to running their dehumidifiers. A setting under 60% relative humidity is usually sufficient to inhibit mold growth and can save you a bit on that electric bill.

Another alternative is a basement or crawlspace air exchanger like our Humidex models. These create a continuous airflow in your basement or crawlspace to remove moisture in the area. Additionally, it helps remove odors, mold spores and indoor gases and pollutants, replenishing it with warmer drier air from upper levels.

Your New England Dry Basements Professional can help determine which course of action is right for your house and your budget.

Call us today for a free estimate!

Avon, CT: 860-830-7904
Plainville, CT: 860-747-3775

Connecticut Dry Basements’ Foundation Crack Repair. Don’t “Do-It-Yourself.”

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Basement Hatchway Leaks in Connecticut Basement! Read All About It!

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Installing a Sump Pump in Your Connecticut Basement

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Don’t be afraid of Connecticut thunderstorms and don’t be afraid of your wet basement.

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Hey Connecticut! Don’t Let a Leaking, Damp, Moldy or Wet Basement Run Your Life

Do you know how many people tell me that they hate going down into their basements? At CT Dry Basements, we think that’s just crazy. Don’t let a leaking, damp, moldy or wet basement run your life. There’s no leak we can’t repair. Last week, we received a call from a really great couple in… Continue Reading

Connecticut Dry Basements