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Basement dampness can be caused by poor outdoor drainage as well as indoor conditions. Most basement dampness issues are easy to correct, so it's wise to assess the sources of dampness before hiring a basement waterproofing contractor.
In this section, get tips for addressing dampness issues in your basement. Find out how to reduce and prevent basement moisture with proper outdoor drainage and basement finishing techniques. Learn how to deal with basement water damage, and how to avoid ripoffs by contractors claiming to cure basement dampness.