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sassygirl 05-18-2009 12:45 AM

moisture and mildew
we own an older home with a partial basement ..we have a wood stove downstairs the crawlspace is all dirt which the livingroom and bedrooms are above...there is always a musty smell in the rooms and in the winter the windows are dripping wet...we figure the moisture an smell is from the dirt do we solve the problem...should we put vapor barrierre or dig oout the dirt...thankyou..

Bob Mariani 05-18-2009 06:05 AM

Cover with 6 mil plastic. Tape seams. Add gravel over the plastic to keep it in place and protected.

youcandoit 05-18-2009 08:04 PM

here is a article on condensation. Your case may be a bit extreme but every little bit helps -

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