Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


07:11AM | 01/26/06
Member Since: 01/08/06
21 lifetime posts
ive posted about my moisture problems before. everything from humid

basement to frost in attic. I have sealed the attic well and it seems

to have helped.

but now to deal w the overall humidity. the house is a 1960 ranch w an

unfinished basement/garage in NY. the RH in the house is 60%+. I have

installed a bathroom fan. I have an older kitchen fan. Im not sure if

it works great but we dont cook so much that I think this is the

primary cause. I have tried the test where plastic taped to the

basement floor/walls w no +. However even though the the floor is

painted I do see areas of effloresence(sp?) - does that mean I have

moisture coming through the floor? If so how to stop. Ive read on to use water based poly.

any ideas or other things to look at

no signs of attic leaks

heat is oil/ baseboard

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