I have a second house in the Keys that we hardly use. The inside wall
molding is damp. I have checked the sprinklers but they don't come close
to the wall. Have checked the water meter for leaks but it doesn't show
any water usage. There is a pipe in the wall near the dampness but the
pipe is dry. Checked the condensation pipe but water flows through it.
On the outside wall is mildew in one spot which is starting to get
bigger. I opened the inside wall but I can just feel dampness, no sign
of water leaking. Does anybody have any other suggestions?
I've ruled out the roof and gutter problems.......It was a very dry May.
Also, the a/c...it's never on. Maybe water seeping thru the
foundation. I've seen the products. Is there a test?
Joseph Meehan wrote:
Are there any openings in the wall? Could it be outside moisture (
rain, dew, etc ) finding its way in and down the wall and pooling
inside the wall? Also, consider the roof as well as a leak up top
could be ending up down inside a wall.
I've cut a hole in the wall on the inside of the house. Moisture is low
not coming from above. There is dirt/sand in-between the wallboard and
outside cement blocks. The dirt/sand is wet along with the molding at
the bottom. Nothing is wet above that.
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