Dampness and Mold

The basement is different than any other part of your home. Basements are generally subterranean, so they’re naturally damp and prone to moisture. This is a breeding ground for mold, mildew, unpleasant basement odors and can be a source of rodent and insect infiltration. Keeping humidity down reduces the chance for mold. To grow. In general, mold will not grow at less than 50% relative humidity! The first step is always to eliminate the source of the water entry by using one of our patented products such as: the Water Boss Sump Basin, Wall Trak, Fieldstone Conduit, or Floor Grate. Dehumidification is the key.

Excess moisture on almost all indoor materials leads to growth of microbes, such as mold, fungi and bacteria, which subsequently emit spores, cells, fragments and volatile organic compounds in indoor air. Moreover, dampness initiates chemical or biological degradation of materials, which also pollute indoor air. Dampness has therefore been suggested to be strong, consistent indicator of risk of asthma and respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough and wheeze). The health risks of biological contaminants of indoor air could thus be addressed by considering dampness as the risk indicator.


Tri-State Basement Waterproofing can kill your dust mites. Lowering humidity below 60% will dehydrate dust mites and eliminate the population. Basement Waterproofing Floor Drain, Sump Basin, Humidi Boss and Clean Air carry the highest quality waterproofing systems and dehumidifiers available. We can reduce the humidity in your home and solve your udst mite problem. As the moisture in your air is removed, dust mites will be unable to multiply and will eventually die. Basement Waterproofing has the best product on the market to protect your family from dust mites.

We offer superior air filtration systems in our Humidi Boss and Clean Air – virtually guaranteeing the removal of moisture from your basement while improving the quality of the air you breathe. Humidi Boss and Clean Air will improve the health of your family while removing unpleasant odors at the same time. Basement Waterproofing’s system is so powerful it will remove the smallest dust mite waste and mold spores.

Mold and dust mites cause illness and eliminating moisture from your basement will neutralize these negative factors. Cleaning infested areas of your home is a temporary solution. Long-term solution are necessary to protect your family. Particles that cause illness are microscopic and must be filtered out of the air. Tri-State Basement Waterproofing features systems that will promote healthy homes.

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