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Old 06-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #16
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Mold will dissappear when Full strength Bleach is sprayed on it. Dirt will just stay.

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:24 PM   #17
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Mold will dissappear when Full strength Bleach is sprayed on it. Dirt will just stay.
Actually, mold stains will in fact disappear with full strength bleach on non-porous surfaces.

However, on poruous surfaces (wood,etc), full strength bleach will only make it disappear for a little while, but it will not kill it, and it will come back.

Only an actual fungicide spray will kill mold on porous surfaces.

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Old 06-02-2007, 10:32 PM   #18
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It is only meant as a test, not as a long term resolution.
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I have seen paneling put up over a rubble wall foundation in a basement. I have seen enough dirt come down (for various reasons, including water) to bulge out paneling and cause dirt to fall out at the seams. it would be easy enough to remove some of the bulged paneling and see if its the same dirt pushing it out thats on the floor.
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I'm having the same problem in my basement. The problem is the moisture under the cement. The cement is breaking down, you will be seeing an increasing amount of spiders, worms, and bugs with many legs.

What is the drainage situation? My problem is the door from my basment. I screwed up when I installed the basement door, I put it right on the foundation footing instead of building up a slab. Once I fix the door, I was planning on breaking up the section of floor and repouring a new concret.

Bottom line, the gound under the slab is soaked. Do you have your liters emptying out where your dirt problem is?
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"The "dirt" is very finely grained and pitch black in color"

Sounds like a sewer back-up to me. You may find a sewer cleanout behind that wall. If it is dry, it could have happened years ago or just before you moved in. I would scoop up a sample of that "black dirt" and take it to a plumber. They will know instantly if it is sewer dirt. Good luck.

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