Natalia: Wet Foundation

Natalia’s basement was very humid (up to 85% at times) with one particularly damp corner. She found that she had to run her dehumidifier constantly, especially during and after it rained. To address any leaks, Natalia had the roof redone and eavestroughs replaced. The downspout at the problem corner was directed into a rain barrel with overflow away from the foundation. Natalia keeps several more rain barrels at her other downspouts, raised up from the ground on stands to improve water pressure and for ease of access. Natalia uses the rain she collects to water her trees, berry bushes, lawn, and garden plants. Since the work has been completed the humidity of the basement has dropped significantly and is now within a more comfortable range all of the time.

Natalia fills her watering cans up with water collected from her roof.

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