Help me resolve this basement condensation nightmare....

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for a great forum.

I'm having to deal with an ongoing issue in the basement. This is a semi-detached property built around 1935.

Basically we have 2 air bricks and 1 old vent within a window in the basement approx 1.8mtrs from floor. I know this might sound obvious, but they are all above outside ground level.

If you take a look at the images I've attached, you'll see that the air bricks have water dripping around the borders of the bricks. The air vent in the window also has dripping water.

The humidity in the cellar is 90-100% and it is very cold. The walls are only slightly damp at around 1 foot from floor, but this I believe this is due to the outside ground level being higher, which I guess has to be expected. The rest of the cellar walls seem pretty dry.

However, I'm wondering if there's plenty of air circulation, then why am I getting this issue of condensation?

Can you please suggest anything to help reduce or resolve this?

I look forward to your replies.

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