Basement Moisture problem
I recently finished my basement and researched it to the point that I was comfortable that I was doing things right. BUT now I see that there is some mold on the bottom 3 inches on the wall in areas where there were thing against the was inhibiting air circulation.
Here is what was there.......
-It was a home built by a builder. The basement was framed to the floor and insulated to the frost line. There was a poly vapour barrier over the insulation, the vapour barrier was folded back to the exterior foundation wall and attached to the wall at the frost line area on the insulation. Tar paper on the exterior concrete wall behind the vapour barrier.
Here is what I did to finishe the basement......
-I insulated the walls with R12 (Flexibatt from ROXUL). I kept the insulation approx 12 inches above the floor.
-I detached the vapour barrier that was attached to the wall and added vapour barrier right down to the floor. taped the joint with the red tape.
-drywalled over it.
ANY OBVIOUS PROBLEM WITH MY METHOD????? IT SEEMED RELASTIVELY STRAIGHT FORWARD.
CONDITIONS IN THE BASEMENT
-I have not completed the reno yet and items are still piled up against the walls. This is primarily where the mold I described above was located.
-We dry clothes on a clothes line in the basement frequently....adding to an already damp basement. This is what I think may be causing our problems. We have discontinued this practice. I will wait to see if the problem reoccurrs.
I welcome any thought/suggestions/criticism of my method that would assist me in correcting this situation.