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Musty Smell

Posted by Frank on October 25th, 2002 06:06 AM
In reply to Musty smell in basement by speedy on October 25th, 2002 01:13 AM [Go to top of thread]

I just bought an 1870 home, and man did the basement stink!!!!

Vey musty..

I got a dehumidifier. Humidity was 80% when I first turned it on. Now it is down to 45%, and smell is all but gone.

As far as the water....I had that too. It was because water was sitting next to foundation and seeping through the stone foundation. I installed downspout extentions to get the water farther away from house. That fixed that problem. Next year I'll build up the dirt around the house, but this works for now.

Good luck.

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