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hazenmichelle

02:47PM | 01/09/08
Member Since: 12/09/07
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I am sorry that this picture is sideways. I couldn't figure out how to turn it. However, this picture is along the same wall as the others, about 20 feet down from the corner with the dehumidifier. As you can see, the carpet is wet along the wall by the window. Also, you can see that the windows are at ground level. My basement doesn't go very deep in the ground.
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hazenmichelle

02:53PM | 01/09/08
Member Since: 12/09/07
10 lifetime posts
When I saw the posting, I saw that the last picture was turned the correct way. Sorry for any confusion.

KingVolcano

12:48AM | 01/10/08
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Thank you for the pictures.

I have concern that you may have a mold issue behind your drywall. Any building material that stays wet for more than 24 hours becomes a breeding area for mold. The longer the area stays wet, your percentage of having mold goes up. The toxic black mold everyone talks about in the media typically grows on building material that is wet over time.

So, you should have someone in the mold/environmental services inspect the area with a scope.

The last thing you want to do is disrupt mold behind walls in an uncontrolled area because the activity will release mold spores into the air in your basement which can not only have negative health effects, but you can spread the mold to other areas of the home. There are certain things a home owner can do, I do not think an untrained person should deal with mold.

This is very serious and if you would like to discuss this by telephone, you may email me at kingvolcano@aol.com with your information. If you would like, I can help you find and decide on a mold contractor by reviewing the proposals.

LicensedWaterproofer

01:36PM | 01/10/08
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
http://www.newsweb.ca/2006/March_16/cement_foundations.html

scroll around, read `n try and understand, scroll down and see few SCAM contracts etc

http://www.e-o-f.com/foundation.html#SCAMS

hazenmichelle

04:30PM | 01/10/08
Member Since: 12/09/07
10 lifetime posts
Thank you for the information on the possibility of mold. I have been concerned about that too, but had no idea it could grow so fast. I have had this water problem for about a year and a half, but for about a year is was just in one corner and I could dry it right away with the dehumidifier. For the past month or two this has not been the case. Even though I get the floor dry, I still have no idea what it looks like behind the drywall. I have a company coming over tomorrow and I will ask them if they are qualified to check for mold before they do anything. Thank you for the heads up on that. If I really get stuck, I will contact you through your e-mail. Thank you again for all your help and information. Have a wonderful weekend!
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