Basement Dehumidification

As one of the necessary structures of buildings, the basement has been paid more and more attention in recent years. The use of basements has become increasingly diverse. 

A basement is an ideal place for many people to build private home theaters, although there are many problems that need attention. Of course, the basement has incomparable advantages as an almost perfect home theater or entertainment room. Its space sealing is good because the closed design is usually adopted during construction. It has a strong shading property because it has few windows. It has a good sound insulation effect because it does not share side walls with other rooms.

In general, it seems that the isolated basement can be a good place for people to escape from the noise of the outside world. The dark, damp and cold conditions in the basement are the natural advantages of building a wine cellar. The design method is very simple and can be completed through the combination of various wine cabinets. Rows of neatly stacked wine bottles line up all around. In addition to outlining the basic properties of space, the cabinets and bottles also create a different charm. It is also a good idea to integrate the concept of basement and fitness. When designing, add a large mirror and commonly used fitness equipment to complete the creation of the fitness room. It is worth noting that types of fitness equipment should be selected according to the area of the basement. In order to prevent collision and other problems during use, it is better to place large pieces of fitness equipment reasonably. In addition, the basement has many uses to be invented. It can be said that the development and use of basements have helped people take a big step in space utilization.

Shortcomings of Basement

The air is not circulating, the wall is leaking, the ground is leaking, etc. The root cause of these problems is high humidity. How does the excess moisture collect in the basement? First, moisture is mainly composed of water molecules and is heavier than air, so it will sink. The lower the position, the more water molecules accumulate. The basement is located under the floor, so its humidity will be very high. Second, the temperature of the basement is lower than that of the ground. When the outside high-temperature and humid air percolates through the floor, the air will be prone to condensation when the temperature drops rapidly, which will increase the humidity of the basement. Third, the basement is close to the soil and underground water sources. The evaporation of moisture in the soil and water sources also leads to humidity.

Basement Humidity Problem
Moisture Accumulate In The Basement

Basement Damaged by Humid

The hazards are mainly shown in the following aspects. First, it will cause concrete aging and cracking. Second, it will cause corrosion of reinforcement. In the long run, the humidity will shorten the service life of concrete structures and cause fatal damage to the main structure of buildings. "80% of the failures of concrete structures are caused by water seepage." The standard for healthy housing issued by the WHO is that indoor air humidity should be kept between 40% - 60%, and the moisture content of the concrete should be kept between 65% - 85%. Third, moisture will penetrate into the shelves, tables, chairs, benches, tools, and other items in the basement, reducing their service lives. Fourth, in such an environment, mold will grow on the surface of objects, harming the human respiratory system and skin system.


Methods of Decreasing Humidity

With the extensive construction and use of basements, people have long recognized the importance of moisture proof. The damp proof is the most important thing in basement design. In addition to basic waterproof work, attention should also be paid to the waterproof and damp-proof properties of the materials when selecting wall coatings, floor bricks, furniture, etc.

Firstly, many decoration workers suggest that it is better to use wallpaper, vitrified tiles, and other decoration materials with a good moisture-proof effect when decorating the basement. The basic method to alleviate the humidity in the basement is to strengthen the air circulation. Therefore, it is better to install ventilation equipment when decorating the basement. Secondly, the installation of floor heating is also one of the effective means of basement moisture-proof. Floor heating can raise the indoor temperature of the basement, and keeping it at a certain temperature can make the interior dry (pay attention not to keep the temperature too high, or it will cause the interior to dry, which also makes people feel uncomfortable). However, if the basement is only used as a storage space, it is not recommended to install floor heating. After all, the cost of purchase, installation, and use is too high.

Desiccant Carbon Bag and Quicklime

If the area of the basement is not large, more small items with moisture-proof and dehumidifying effects can be placed, such as desiccant, carbon bag, quicklime, etc. These items can absorb moisture, reduce air humidity, and play a certain role in protection. However, the desiccant has a limited service life, which generally requires frequent replacement. You can choose to lay a layer of moisture-proof mat, foam mat, hard paper shell, etc. on the ground to achieve the moisture-proof effect. However, after using these things for a period of time, they should be exposed to the sun. Although the cost is low, the time cost is high and the dehumidification effect is average.

In addition to using better moisture-proof materials when building the basement, the most reliable way of dehumidification is to use electrical appliances. No matter what season and time, dehumidifiers can be used. In the rainy season in summer, the outdoor air humidity and temperature are relatively high, so the humidity in the basement cannot be reduced through long-term natural ventilation. In this case, the dehumidifier for basements is selected for indoor dehumidification, and continuous air circulation can easily solve the humidity problem. In some places, there will also be rainy seasons in winter, and the basement will be more cold and humid. In order to avoid property losses and health hazards, dehumidifiers can be used for a long time to control basement humidity.


Preair ZETA Series Dehumidifiers for Basement

Preair has many years of experience in manufacturing commercial and industrial dehumidifiers, helping many customers solve the humidity problem. Our ZETA series of dehumidifiers can be installed on the ceiling of the basement. The control panel of ZETA dehumidifiers can be installed on the wall at the basement entrance. Users can easily set the humidity value and monitor the environment of the basement. The machine can also be connected to WiFi and controlled through APP on your mobile phone to realize remote operation. It can be said that the emergence of dehumidifiers has greatly solved the pain points of the basement and improved people's experience of using the basement.

Post time: Dec-12-2022
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