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Similar problem w/ odors after rainfall

Posted by Mike on December 13th, 2002 10:41 PM
In reply to Basement Odor by Virginia on December 11th, 2002 07:02 PM [Go to top of thread]

After the first big rainfall of the season (like today for example) I get a gassy/musty smell coming up from the crawl space underneath my California ranch house. Its not rotten-eggy, however -- maybe mildewy. My theory: The moisture-soaked soil around and under the house forces up pockets of natural gas? I get a few puddles underneath the house after it rains -- rising water table? I just worry if the gas is harmful...

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