Homeowners who have a house with a basement understand the importance of fixing a leak in the basement. A leak can result in a wet basement and can further result in cracking of the walls or the floors. Here are some tips to fix a wet basement. Firstly, you will have to find out what is leading to the wetting of the basement. Gray areas on the walls and seeping water might indicate the leaking.
If there is standing water in your basement, you should mop it properly until all the water is removed. To adjust the humidity level in the basement you will need to get a portable dehumidifier. It will be great if you can rent a dry-vac. It will soak out all the water from the concrete or the carpet. Then you will have to seal all the cracks using hydraulic cement or concrete sealant. You can also install a sump pump for pumping out the water from the foundation of the house.