We have a tall A-frame-type cabin. After a frost and
then a thaw, or when the temperature hits 70 or higher,
condensation happens inside our house and water drips
from the beams onto our nice wood floor.
leave our ceiling fan on when we go to work and some
windows open, but still the drips. What can we do?
Improper ventilation and insulation of home attic space
can produce high humidity levels and trap moisture that
produces condensation. But from what Iíve seen, a lot
of A-frame houses donít have attics, so condensation
moves down to the next level.
need to reduce the humidity level in your living space
so the warm, damp air that rises and condenses on the
cooler ceiling doesnít rain on your parade (and
suggest getting in an insulation contractor to see what
can be done to correct the problem before mold and
mildew get started. The corrective action you have taken
just isnít enough.
first summer I moved into my current house, I noticed
dampness on the floor of my normally bone-dry basement.
It was summer, the humidity levels in the basement were
high, and condensation was forming on the outside of the
air-conditioning ducts ó enough to drip on the floor.
properly sized dehumidifier solved my problem, even
though some experts tell me that dehumidifying a space
simply creates dry space for more humid air to penetrate
the basement walls. Meaning that the dehumidifier has to
run pretty much all the time, adding considerably to
your utility bill.
I would like to move my laundry room to the second floor
of my rowhouse. I know this comes with risk. Is there
anything I can do to minimize the risk.
Your plumber or contractor would be the best judge of
this. Reinforcing the floor and putting a catch pan
under the washer would solve potential shake-and-leak
the laundry room is a good step for resale, however,
because most buyers would rather not go to the basement
to do their wash.