Technical bulletins
May 2018

Humidity in your basement: could it be your foundation drain?

By Andréanne Labrecque P. Eng.,

Do you notice excessive moisture in your basement in the form of water infiltration or the appearance of molds or whitish marks at the bottom of your foundation walls? The foundation drain could be the cause!

Humidity problems in basements are more common than one might think. When basements are used as living space, a problem of excessive humidity can quickly become an irritant and cause significant health problems.

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