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Old 10-01-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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how do I get rid of musty smell coming from crawlspace? seems about 90% dry just a little damp in corners other than that pretty dry! limestone 57's covering everything!

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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Make sure you remediate your moisture/humidity problem first (gutters, downspout placement, proper grading, trench/french drain if necessary, sealing crawl space, sump pump, etc.) or your efforts will only be temporary. With that said, I used a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar/water in a pump sprayer first, then a couple of days later a mixture of baking soda & water from the same sprayer. That was 2 years ago after I installed my vapor barrier, and sealed up my crawl space, and it still smells fresh and clean today.

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #3
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how do I get rid of musty smell coming from crawlspace? seems about 90% dry just a little damp in corners other than that pretty dry! limestone 57's covering everything!
You should put a humidistat in the area to see what the humidity level is. Does the crawlspace have vents?
What is limestone 57?
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