Asked on May 9, 2017

Help! Humidity is causing wet floor!

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAGinnyBev22004255


We live in the south where the humidity is very high, our screened-in back porch floor, which is concrete, sometimes collects the water, is there something I can do to stop that?
I would like to paint it or something, any suggestions would be great
5 answers
  • Susan Savarese
    on May 9, 2017

    Hi Deana: I lived in Houston for decades and also had a screened in patio. When you say it's collecting water, do you mean that there are areas that puddle? Mine would just get very slick all over because of the humidity. The only thing we did was install a ceiling fan which didn't help the problem, but kept the concrete floors dry. I put a large rug out there as well. This certainly isn't the answer you were looking for, I'm sorry, but let me know more?
  • Pat15559577
    on May 9, 2017

    Dehumidifier works too

  • Bev22004255
    on May 9, 2017

    check home depot for groovy mats pieces fit together in several different colors
  • Ginny
    on May 11, 2017

    A dehumidifier on an open screened in porch is throwing money out the window. The purpose of a dehumidifier is for enclosed spaces such as basements that need to be kept dry. I just purchased a nice rug 5 x 8 from Home Depot on line for less than $70 as it was on sale. It is washable.
  • First where is the water coming from? Rain? I would just buy a high velocity floor fan and call it a day. Anything you lay on top will eventually mold unless washed regularly.
    • I would try a high velocity floor fan, can be picked up relatively inexpensively at this time of year. When you see condensation forming turn it on. My best guess is the porch needs more air flow circulation to evaporate naturally. I get the humidity - every time I visit the South, I am a limp dishrag, the humidity hits me like a ton of bricks. The flip side is you all look fantastic! No one has any wrinkles and 80 year olds look 20!
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