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Posted by Jay J on June 8th, 1999 08:30 AM
In reply to BASEMENT WALL MOLD by JERRY IANNUZZI on June 7th, 1999 10:26 PM [Go to top of thread]


Is the basement refinished?
Are the walls drywall (although you said you applied latex paint, I can assume so.)?
Is this problem happening on the 1st floor of the house too? (If so, in what relation to the problem in the basement.)
Did you prime the walls first with a Stain Kilz type of primer? (What was it?)
Is the basement below ground?
What is the floor made of?
How is the floor constructed?
Is the problem on only 1 wall?
What's near the wall(s) in question (drain, HWH, washer/dryer)?
Do you have a humidifier in the basement now?
Do you have 'positive' grading outside the wall(s) in question? (In other words, does water run away from the foundation or towards it?)
Do you have gutters?
And are the downspouts 'carrying' the water at least 3' from the foundation?

I'm sure there are more questions but at the moment, they escape me. Please post up individual answers to them. For now, I patiently await ...

Jay J

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