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Dinosaurus

06:09AM | 01/03/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
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My home is wood and made basically of plywood. I feel that moisture has collected in the wood. How do I fix this problem. Do I have to remove the walls, wood, etc...

There are lots of allergies now.

Fortress

08:17AM | 01/03/06
Member Since: 02/17/05
43 lifetime posts
Is the moisture problem ongoing? That is the first thing to address. The biggest reasons for ongoing moisture problems are poor drainage around the building, leaks (ice dams or roof leaks) and humidity. Each of these requires a different action. Are you confident there is no ongoing intrusion?

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Dinosaurus

11:37AM | 01/03/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
Yes there is humidity. How do I correct that. What is an ice dam? I do not have insulation in the attic which I am addressing. My roof seems to be fine. There is no water drainage from the outside getting inside that I can see. I dont see anything wet in the basement. I did remove all the shrubs. The rainspouts are fine.

There is a patio on the back of the house and I know the previous owner had replaced the indoor outdoor carpet twice in one year because of moisture getting in under the carpet. I just need to know all ways of moisture control. I am a single woman and need all the help I can get. I notice when it rains that the allergies are very high in the home. I am going to remove the carpet in the living room also. Any and all suggestions welcome

Dinosaurus

11:42AM | 01/03/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
in the basment around the bottom of the walls there is some mold. also the floor is asbestso

Fortress

10:06AM | 01/04/06
Member Since: 02/17/05
43 lifetime posts
Yes there is humidity. How do I correct that.

YOU'LL NEED TO GET A HUMIDIFIER AND RUN IT AROUND THE CLOCK UNTIL IT STOPS RUNNING. THAT SIGNALS THAT THE MOISTURE HAS BEEN PULLED OUT OF THE AIR DOWN THERE.

What is an ice dam?

IN COLD CLIMATES. IT'S WHEN ICE BACKS UP UNDER THE ROOF BECAUSE OF POOR DRAINAGE OR MALFUNCTIONING GUTTERS.

I do not have insulation in the attic which I am addressing. My roof seems to be fine. There is no water drainage from the outside getting inside that I can see. I dont see anything wet in the basement. I did remove all the shrubs. The rainspouts are fine.

There is a patio on the back of the house and I know the previous owner had replaced the indoor outdoor carpet twice in one year because of moisture getting in under the carpet. I just need to know all ways of moisture control.

IF YOU CAN, I'D START WITH THE HUMIDIFIER. IF YOU CAN GET IT DRY DOWN THERE, THEN I'D START SCRUBBING THE MOLD OFF WITH 1/10 BLEACH SOLUTION (1 part bleach to ten parts water). WITHOUT SEEING WHAT YOU HAVE, THESE ARE ONLY GENERAL SUGGESTIONS. HOPEFULLY OTHERS WILL CHIME IN HERE.

I am a single woman and need all the help I can get. I notice when it rains that the allergies are very high in the home. I am going to remove the carpet in the living room also. Any and all suggestions welcome

Fortress Environmental Solutions

www.fortressusa.com
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