05:32AM | 08/15/06
Member Since: 08/13/06
1 lifetime posts
We have detected in our basement walls some mold (as you can see in attached pictures). It is only present in the east and north side of the house but only where there is dray wall (finished rooms). Those areas where there is no dray wall but insulation I don't see so far any problem. I would like to know what could be the cause of this problem and how can I fixed.



06:01AM | 08/16/06
Member Since: 06/01/06
9 lifetime posts

You would want to get rid of that drywall (mold) asap before it spreads more!

Mold feeds on moisture (high humidity) so you want to find where the moisture is coming from.

Article about mold cleanup / Air quality :

Disclamer: I'm no expert but I had to redo my finished basement due to 6" of water. Could see start of mold, but as precausion replaced 4 feet of drywall all around. (8x4 feet sheets of drywall)

Post back images with progress of your fix-up!

Good Luck!


02:28PM | 08/16/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts

'could be'....

-from humidity level in basement

-condensation occuring behind drywall

-some moisture entering THROUGH Outside of basement wall, maybe NOT enough water entering to wet carpet/floor but enough moisture to cause mold.


02:34PM | 08/17/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts

Read the sections on mold and on basement insulation.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon