Ask Shell's Tip Of The Day - Basement Moisture TestJune 4th 2018
Shell Busey's Tip of the Day - Basement Moisture Test
Do you have a musty odour in your basement, you may have water wicking up through your concrete floor. In this video, Shell shows you how you can find out if you have this issue.
Remove any flooring on your concrete basement floor, or roll back a corner of the carpet until you see the exposed concrete.
Once you see exposed concrete, you tape a garbage bag down to the floor with duct tape and leave it for 24 - 48 hours.
After that time, if you see an outline of the bag once you have pulled it up, you DO have water wicking up through your concrete.
You will have to seal the concrete before you put your new flooring down.
It's just that easy!