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Question DetailsAsked on 5/21/2017

we have mold on the basement walls..when it rains the concrete blockwalls & concrete get wet there cracking..

we have a subpump in the basement..sense we lived here for last few yrs it gets wet when it rains..wet concret block walls & concrete floors are cracking have mold..starting to make us not feel gd..having a hard time selling our home

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Certainly you will need to do mold removal - Mold Testing and Remediation is the Search the List category for that. But while you may need to get the worst of it out before other contractors will even work in there and to allevaite your health symptoms, the final mold removal would have to wait until the source of the water is fixed.

Could be you just need to control the roof runoff or have blocked gutters or enough settlement around the foundation that uyou are getting rainfall or yard runoff piling up against the foundation and causing interior water problems, could be a french drain is clogged if you have foundatione exterior drainage, or could be a lot of other potential causes.

Here is a link to the most-answered question on that issue - lots more including some with checklists of potential causes and fixes can be found in the Home > Basement Watearproofing link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

Foundation Repair (possibly needed for the cracking) and Basement Waterproofing would be the most common Search the List categories for those types of work.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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