On Monday, December 8, 2003 at 10:56:31 PM UTC-5, Steve wrote:
FIRST address the wet basement issue!
is the ground sloped properly AWAY from the home?
How are the gutters and downspouts? Go outside in a heavy rain to check for troubles..
are there underground drain lines to get the water well away from the home?
Get a interior french drain with a lifetime dry basement warranty.
clean very well all walls with scrub brush detergent like real , tsp, and coat with drylock paint. add extra mold killer to the paint.
the french drain companies have a plastic membrame that stops the water on walls and redirects the wall water to the interior french drain..
first do all the demo, removing walls insulation etc.
then get the interior french drain.
only after this is totally complete, waith and make certain all is dry thru at least one rainey period.
then start rebuilding. do note fiberglass insulation thats wet has zero insulation value
if you dont dry it up the problem will only reoccur
On one of the other usenet lists, I'm also replying to 2003
posts (which were kind of fun back then). So, I'm in no place
to make a snarky comment or two. But, folks. What are the
odds the same guy is in the same home, still has mold, and
is still alive to read this list?
Christopher A. Young
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