Moisture in the basement is a common problem in the past built homes.

On the occasion of renovating a home is worth, however, ensure good insulation of the basement that moisture does not give us a misery. With the cold and damp cellar has no benefit. See how effectively take care of warming the basement.

Improvement of thermal comfort basement does not have to rely on adding a layer of thermal insulation. Each wall has specific thermal characteristics, which are the responsibility enclosed in the collection of air bubbles or porosity.

Whether or not the pores of the material, which is made of the basement wall, there is water, it has a big impact on the basement walls thermal insulation – the more water it gets worse. It is therefore not always necessary to warming the basement, but always must be protected from moisture.

Comprehensive protection basement

Before starting repair the basement you need to determine the causes of moisture in the basement and examine the effectiveness of existing waterproofing, and then decide which part needs to be repaired or made again. It is often difficult, requires knowledge and experience, as well as huge financial outlay. The underground part of the basement must have waterproofing horizontal and vertical, which together form a continuous, impermeable to water coating.

Construction of a new horizontal insulation in the walls of existing homes is difficult, expensive and usually requires excavate the foundation walls. Such isolation can be performed using the method of undercutting foundations. It involves piercing or cutting of the wall and the position of the resulting gap moisture barrier, and then filling it with concrete or cement mortar modified strong seal means, preferably with quick. Insulation laid with min. 10-centimeter bet is usually papa sealable foil Waterproofing, slabs of hard polyethylene HDPE or epoxy laminate reinforced with fiberglass. If the house is in bad condition, you should give this method. Horizontal insulation can also be made by introducing a horizontal seam of the wall sheeting which will create a moisture barrier.
Sustained vertical isolation can be achieved by arranging the mat with sodium bentonite. It swells when exposed to water, it is a kind of active and self-healing waterproofing. Mats bentonite can be placed on moist soil, but they must be firmly pressed against the walls and foundations. It is also necessary compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
New plaster on the walls of the basement

Typically, the inner surface damp basement wall plaster cover. It is a storehouse of moisture and salt, because wherever there is moisture and about a meter above this level, you need to cuff him. Weathered part of the masonry needs to be removed until a rough and porous surface, and destroyed butt weld forge a depth of approx. 3 cm.

After drying, the wall joints must be fuge the same mortar, which was used for masonry and plaster wall surface cover renovation. Sometimes such products are placed also on the outside walls.