Inspect the cellar in advance
Inspection of the cellars in advance, while the harvest is not ripe, and not it is time for preparations for the winter. If you descended into the cellar noticed the musty smell of damp or the appearance on the walls of the condensate, then it is time to take immediate measures to get rid of the damp in the cellar. Even more alarming signals features such as water on the floor of the cellar and mold on the walls.
How to deal with dampness on the walls of the cellar
If the walls in the cellar damp, it is necessary to take urgent measures. The first step is to clean the pavement along the cellar from the outside, then dig a trench about 1 m deep so that the wall of the cellar was exposed. The wall should be dried thoroughly, after which its surface should be handled with bitumen mastic or cement mortar on the basis of liquid glass.
If the walls of the cellar has already become a fungus, it can not do without the internal treatment of the walls. To start with the walls to remove the old layer of plaster and plastered them again. After complete drying of the walls it is necessary to cover them with paint to ensure a good diffusion, it will help permanently get rid of the mildew.
What to do if you dampen the floor in the cellar
Very often moisture gets into the cellar through the floor, that is why it is not recommended to arrange the floor boards or cover it with linoleum. However, sometimes, even a concrete floor moisture and begin to dry.
To dry the floor in the cellar, you first need to perform a thorough airing. Once the concrete floor dries, you put him 2-3 layers of roofing material and to cover all bitumen mastic.
After drying of mastic you need to build a new concrete floor, and on top of it, apply cement mortar on the basis of liquid glass.
Ensuring proper ventilation
If not secured good ventilation of the cellar, all of the above measures will not bring the desired effect. In advance make sure to equip the ventilation system. Install two tubes in different corners of the cellar so that they were located at different depths. One tube is hardly to fully cope with this task as ensuring good air circulation in the cellar.
Adhering to these simple recommendations, you will be able to store in the cellar not only conservation, but in the fall and harvested the crop without fear that it will destroy the mold.