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Mildew in Crawl space

Posted by TSTUMPF on July 17th, 2000 04:01 PM

I have constant problems with moisture in my crawl space
because the water table where I live is very high. About
3/4 of the year there is not much of a problem, but in the
spring I get a lot of water seeping up into the crawl
space. I have a sump pump that keeps the water in check,
but I still end up with some mildew on some of the joists
in the crawl space. I usually clean the mildew with a
bleach/water solution that someone told me about. I
was wondering if I should use a water sealer (something
like thompsons waterseal) on the joists in the crawl space
to prevent future mildew damage (and a lot of scrubbing)?

Also, I was plannig on putting down a vapor barrier to
keep the moisture down, but thought that it could cause
more problems with getting the ground back to dry in
the non-wet times of the year. Would a vapor barrier be
a good idea?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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