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Be Prepared: Must-Have Products for a Dry Basement

Walking down the basement steps and stepping into water is one of the worst feelings for a homeowner. While there’s no 100 percent foolproof safeguard against a wet basement, fortunately there are products available that can give basements and crawl spaces a good chance of staying dry. 

The Wayne Basement Guardian is an effective first line of defense against water with two submersible sump pumps, including a backup pump that runs on DC power. For customers who already have a sump pump installed, the Basement Watchdog Emergency Pump is a backup pump that runs on AC or battery power, comes with two floaters for additional protection and connects to a monitoring system for around-the-clock protection. The BURCAM Water Watcher alert system is another option for monitoring, connecting to any smartphone and alerting homeowners when a sump pump has failed or water is detected in an area. 

Regular maintenance, such as repairing basement wall cracks and removing moisture from the air, is also key to a dry basement. The RadonSeal Foundation Concrete Crack Repair Kit comes with everything a homeowner needs to seal and fill cracks in basement walls and foundations. The Perfect Aire 8-Pint Compact Dehumidifier is a lightweight and compact option for smaller basements, while the Eva-Dry EDV-2200 Mid Size Dehumidifier covers 2,200 cubic feet of space and is portable to move from space to space. 

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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