Getting Rid of Basement Moisture

The last thing someone needs in their home is excess moisture — especially during the cold months of winter when temperatures can drop to below freezing. Without fail, there’s always going to be some sort of moisture in homes, but too much is no good. So, where does it come from? What can you do to help? And what can you do to prevent it? Below are a few reasons why it happens, and what you can do to deter moisture from entering your home.

Adding Soil

Sometimes there are things that can’t be controlled — the weather is a perfect example of this. Dealing with excess rain and snow can lead to runoff water that can eventually penetrate your home, causing moisture. Dropping soil around the foundation of your home can not only block it from entering but allow it to be absorbed by the soil before it can enter.


Adding a water drainage system is another way to deter water. This type of addition to your home captures the water where the foundation meets the ground. From here, it can be directed away from your home so that you don’t worry about interference and excess basement moisture.

Fill Cracks

If there’s space between two critical areas, it’s likely that something will find its way through. To prevent this from happening, make sure that they’re entirely filled in and protected from the elements.

Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters are one of the first lines of defense in your home — especially when the weather gets bad. Cleaning your gutters from buildup is a surefire way to keep moisture from sitting and ultimately entering your home. Alternative to getting up on a ladder every few months, a great way to prevent this from happening is the addition of a Gutter Helmet, which is designed to keep gutters clear of debris, and free from backing up.

Keystone Gutter Helmet guarantees your gutters will be free of debris, insects, and other things that can lead to clogs and leaking water. If you’re thinking about having a Gutter Helmet installed, call Keystone Gutter Helmet and request a quote. We’re proud to serve Wyomissing and the surrounding areas. For tips, tricks, and to stay up to date on what we’re doing, ‘like’ us on Facebook!