The Control of Moisture in Basements

  1. (PDF, 863 KB)
  2. Get@NRC: The Control of Moisture in Basements (Opens in a new window)
AuthorSearch for:
Journal titleBuilding Note
SubjectBasements and foundations
AbstractFor many years basement and cellar space was used mainly for the storage of fuel, bulk and preserved foods, and general storage so that the presence of limited amounts of moisture created no special problems. More recent trends in the use of this space for sleeping, for recreation, and for laundries and other work areas have emphasized the need for improved control over moisture in the space. Improvement of this space through finishing has brought to light the fact that relatively small amounts of moisture can be a problem. It is therefore important that consideration be given to the control of moisture in house basements from the start of construction.
Publication date
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: Protection des Sous-Sols Contre L'Humidité
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5983
NPARC number20375687
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierca31a5c8-4bee-4f9b-ace9-624296844e70
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)