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Mildew under caulk

Posted by JT on October 3rd, 1997 01:28 PM
In reply to Mildew under caulk by Melisse Fowler on October 2nd, 1997 10:01 PM [Go to top of thread]

Melisse, the question is where is the moisture coming
from. If it is from the tub due to poorly applied or
deteriorated caulk, then killing the mold, drying
out the area, and recaulking (use a caulk with a
mildewcide) should work. If, on the other hand, the
moisture is comming from the crawlspace, you will
have to solve that problem. Techniques for this are
similar maintaining a dry basement (check out article
in last issue of Fine Homebuilding (Aug?)) except
that the additional mesaure of sealing the crawl-
space ground with poly (Tu-Tuf is best) may be
When the moisture is gone so will the mold and
mildew, not before. Good luck.

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