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rasmith576

06:31PM | 10/01/09
Member Since: 09/30/09
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Bvbasement
Our house has a poured concrete basement floor. Several cracks have occurred in the floor allowing a white foamy substance to seep through all around the cracks. What is it and how do I get rid of it? I'm worried about the heatlh risks. Any advice??

Bob Smith

KingVolcano

02:43PM | 10/02/09
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
It could be a number of things, however the two most common substances that are white and fuzzy are Efflorescence and Mold/Hyphae. Put on a latex glove and touch it. If it is gritty, it is probably efflorescence. If it falls apart with ease, it could be hyphae.

If you could supply a good close-up picture, I may be able to determine the substance. The only true way is to have it lab tested.

If it is mold, you should have it treated.

BV000845

06:24PM | 04/17/13
I have this white foam coming throught the cracks in my basement floor is it a type of mold and a health risk?

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