Neil K. Rowley

06:59AM | 08/27/02
Member Since: 08/25/02
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I have a 52 yr old house with a slight basement mold problem. The walls in the basement frequently show water stains but are never wet. I dug down a little outside and there appears to be no moisture barrier between the dirt and walls (Crab Orchard stone). The dirt is normally very moist but never water-logged. I would like to create a better drainage and also water-proof the walls in some manner. Lil' help?

Also, the HVAC is in a part-finished room flanked on either side by crawl spaces. These spaces are dry and I have a fan ventilating out from the HVAC room. However, the walls are made from, I think, dry wall & the whole HVAC room has a bige mold problem. The ceiling is drywall with a layer of insulation above the drywall and below the upstairs floor. This inusulation is very moldy. Best course of action?



05:20AM | 09/04/02
This question is much too involved and the correct answer would be too involved and complex to post here. I suggest you seek the advice of a professional under the “Expert Advice” heading where you can get a complete and proper answer to your questions.

I can be contacted there and I have complete instructions that will answer your questions along with illustrations to make them easy to understand. This cannot be posted here as it is much to large a file and the illustrations could not be used.


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