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Old 11-02-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Moldy Insulation?


Hello,

I pulled out the drywall behind a baseboard heater in the basement, and this is what it looks like. It doesn't look very good. What should I do with this?




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It's all trash now.
As mentioned before your going to have to address waterproofing that wall from the outside
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+1 to Joe's comments.

Its all trash now. Remove, abate the mold, fix the waterproofing and be done.
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When i hear basement i think of a room below grade and now am wondering why drywall was ever installed there is the first place ? In one rental place, rooms were below grade...after cleaning out the mold we actually had to run a dehumidifier 24/7 every day thru the whole year so mold didn't return
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When i hear basement i think of a room below grade and now am wondering why drywall was ever installed there is the first place ? In one rental place, rooms were below grade...after cleaning out the mold we actually had to run a dehumidifier 24/7 every day thru the whole year so mold didn't return
Right on track, and when I read the word basement I wonder why build such a headache at all in areas where leaking is even a remote possibility.
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