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Old 02-24-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Deteriorating Basement Wood

The wood slats between the sub floors and joices in the basement are deteriorating. The wood is actually peeling and when the peeled wood is remove the remaining wood underneath is solid. As you can see from the images there is material on the wood surface some is white, some green, and some black stain. I checked for termites and carpenter ants and was told no. Is this some type of mold? The basement is cold and damp in the winter and moisture has come through the cinderblock but I washed and painted over that.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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That looks like bark on the board. If so, it is not surprising that it would be peeling, since bark typically comes off after a few years.
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This looks like an older house. As previously stated, it looks like bark. Shouldn't be an issue.
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Is that common to find bark in older homes? What's directly above the floor?

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