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Old 03-22-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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basement insulation question


I recently noticed some condensation around a basement window, was concerned about moisture considering I'm in a low lying area. I felt behind the finished wall and found insulation lying right next to the poured concrete wall. I think the insulation is causing a minimal amount of black mold starting. Should there be no insulation in there if my walls are pored concrete. Should I tear out all the drywall and and start new with sealing the wall and then put up new drywall with no insulation? Right now I don't think there's any kind of an air gap?

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If your insulation or drywall are wet, they will need to be removed as this will only lead to more mold. Is there no vapour barrier ? If so, it's needs to be sealed.

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when you say vapour barrier do you mean plastic in between the insulation and the wall or do you mean an open area in between the insulation and the poured outside wall?
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