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basement moisture

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good day
I have damp walls in my basement during the winter and frost tends to biuld up as well. My house was built in 1998 i recently discovered water at the bottom of the wall. i ripped out the drywall and insulation and the wall was very wet. I am not sure how long this has been going on. I also see water stains on the outside of that wall on the stucco. I have no idea where the moisture is coming from. The top section of the wall get really wet. and that section is above ground.
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Start by measuring the temperature and humidity over at the moisture problem area. If the humidity in the basement is high and that air reaches a cold wall you will get condensation.

You mentioned drywall, is there any insulation behind it?

Above grade foundation areas will be a lot colder than below grade.

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