My wife's been after me to post this. Our house and our neighbor's
across the street were both built with the same blueprints and in the
same year, yet every spring/summer, our basement gets very damp and 1/4
to 1/2 inch little millipedes fall out of the drywall between the garage
and the house while our neighbor's stays dry.
There don't appear to be any cracks in the foundation, yet in our
house the moisture seems to well up and on humid days can even form
puddles. But across the street it's dry. Their house generally stays
cooler in the summer as well.
My wife's worried about the little millipedes and wonders why the
same house across the street stays drier and cooler. A) are the little
bugs signs of some kind of eating away at the wood? B) would it help to
put some kind of sealant on the concrete of the foundation to keep the
moisture out? Or would that cause other problems? and C) with the same
kind of lots and construction, why would one house stay cooler than
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