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Old 11-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Ventilation of slab in carpeted rooms.

Moister barrier on old slab worn out and unable to stack solid objects on carpeted closet floors without having mildew/mold forming on carpet. Thought about using coated wire mesh shelving on floor which provides minimal footprint and about 1" bottom clearance for ventilation. Would welcome better ideas. Thanks.


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Old 11-14-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'm confused, what do you mean by the moisture barrier wore out?
How would it wear out if it's under the carpet?
If there's that much of a moisture problem there should be carpet in there. It's going to hold and give the mold a place to grow.
Installing louvered doors on the closet instead of solid doors should give you the air flow you need.


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Back in the day I was told there would be a moisture barrier laid down betwn ground and slab. Once holes developed in the barrier, probably cheap plastic, the concrete would absorb the ground moisture. good idea on the louvered doors. Thanks.
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