Basemenet Water Management & Smells


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Old 07-05-14, 07:51 AM
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Basemenet Water Management & Smells

We recently remodeled the basement in our 1920s craftsman home in Denver, CO. Our soil here is generally really stable and dry. However after the big floods in 2013 we noticed a off smell in the basement and some water damage to the trim. I had a mold & restoration person come out and he said there was no real damage and the smell was most likely from damp MDF Board. The new carpet tack board had some rust on the nails a clear indicator of moisture getting into the foundation. There's never been any actual water or leak just moisture gets into the basement.

Anyone have any ideas on helping keep the water out and help with the smell.
 
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Old 07-06-14, 01:03 PM
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take up the carpet & install an epoxy vapor barrier - do NOT rely on a water-bas'd epoxy to be any good at all,,, naturally you need to do all the things epoxies require for a successful installation,,, dehumidifier would be a good idea, too

once you clean out the mold/mildew, the odor shouldn't be an issue,,, if it is, start smoking ashton cigars

did your mold/mildew guy posit a theory on the source of the dampness ? could simply be a dewpoint issue which suggests the dehumidifier will take care of it
 
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Old 07-15-14, 11:17 PM
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Basement leakage causes various issues, also it leads to occurrence of fowl smell. Therefore to avoid this issue you can go for effective basement leakage repair remedy.
 
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Old 07-18-14, 03:40 AM
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you're keeping chickens down there too ? ? ?
 
 

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