COMMUNITY FORUM

BV002710

12:22PM | 12/03/13
Bvgarage
There has been some white stuff appearing on my garage floor along what looks like a narrow wet path or stain about 8" wide and 9 ft long. I thought it might be the beginnings of mold, so I sprayed it with bleach n water which immediately disolved it, but it still comes back every morning. It just started about a couple of weeks ago. Here.s is a pic, does anyone know what it is? Thanks.
Garage_floor

BV002712

01:17PM | 12/03/13
it is probably efflorescence (not mold) caused by water vapor coming to the surface of the slab and leaving mineral deposits.

BV002712

01:34PM | 12/03/13
To stop it from reoccurring, you will need to seal the garage floor or at least that section and try to find out why there may be water coming from underneath.

BV002716

12:53PM | 12/04/13
If it was me, I'd be concerned that there may be a plumbing water leak or a natural spring beneath the slab. When you clean off the mold, is there a fine crack in the floor allowing the seep? Mold such as yours needs water to form. Unless you have a large dog urinating in the same place on the floor, I'm afraid you have a water issue below the floor.

First step would be to take a look at your meter shut off for your house water. You will see a small red or blue (most of the time) spinner on the dial. Stop all use of water in the house and view the spinner for at least 5 min.. If it moves, you have a plumbing leak, if not you may have a ground water issue.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... 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... 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... 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... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2