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    Re: mold on drywall in basement

    Whether or not it can grow as a result of that gap depends on moisture migration from that spot upward and to what extend the moisture is available to the mold there. It may be a slow moisture...
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    Re: Rehabing

    It looks like the last post got everything but the mold question, so I'll share my insight with you. I have been in the industry for over seventeen years. I've performed hundreds of inspections on...
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    Re: Wet drywall and insulation

    The ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard & Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Resotration is what most restoration companies across American reference when trying to determine the need for removal of...
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    Re: Crawl space ventilation

    No ventilation isn't good either. Microorganisms require available moisture, not necessarily liquid water. When there is no air flow then the water molecules settle into microenvironments where the...
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    Re: General musty smell in house

    For an inspector near you look up www.iaqcouncil.org or www.aiha.org. Sounds like you could use some specific advice as to what is causing the odors, the source of odors (and any existing...
  6. Re: 35,000+ Gallons / Day is washing away the soil under my basement

    Sounds like the problem is beyond just water; it may include bacterial infestations. You ought to talk to this guy - http://www.americanbasementsolutions.com/. He has a lot of experience with water...
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    Re: Vapor Barrier holding Water

    I'm going to add one more thing to my last comment: Stay away from companies that advertise "toxic black mold". There is no scientific research saying mold is toxic. Some molds can produce toxins,...
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    Re: Vapor Barrier holding Water

    It does sound like there is moisture stacking up into the trapped space between the drywall and your vapor barrier. Whether you remove the barrier or leave it you need to have a professional look...
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    Re: Indoor Air Quality - Help...

    While the HVAC system may be something a part of the solution, this may be a problem that was created during the time the house was vacant (and it was just never resolved). There can be a number of...
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    Re: Do I Really Need a Sump Pump

    I suppose I should have shared a couple of resource materials for my opinion in my last post: http://solutionsiec.com/crawl_space_science.html and http://www.americanbasementsolutions.com/.
    The...
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    Re: Do I Really Need a Sump Pump

    I lean toward the pump because any system you instal to water proof your crawl should include a means to mitigate plumbing leaks, back ups, etc. Without that it becomes a lot harder to process the...
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    Re: Water Damaged Floor

    Talk to a guy named Jeff Bishop. He is the technical advisor for the Standard writing Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (www.iicrc.org for contact information). He can...
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    Re: Crawl space encapsulation

    I agree that crawl spaces that are wrapped and the air processed are healthier environments. I would only add that you should make sure the exterior drainage systems are kept up as well. If you don't...
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    Re: yellow spots in celling.

    I've seen so many cases where someone finds a beautiful home and doesn't have a home inspection and/or environmental inspection performed before moving in. Once they move in they end up calling...
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    Re: yellow spots in celling.

    Whatever you do don't forfeit your right to a home inspection and indoor environmental inspection. Indoor environmental inspectors can be located at websites like www.iaqcouncil.org and www.iaqa.org....
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    Re: My House IS Killing Me!

    There are several HVAC technologies for improved indoor air quality on the market today. Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV), Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV), special filtration devices, Demand Control...
  17. Re: water from flood in adjacent bathroom got under floating laminate floor

    The people that write the Standards for water damage restoration say that if water migrates to areas that are dirty or sit in areas (like under your floating floor) unprocessed (dried out properly)...
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    Re: Basement Brick Crumbling

    I would have a water-proofing spe******t (engineer) look at it. Putting a drainage system inside your basement will not stop the hydrostatic pressure coming through the walls. Whatever you do make...
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    Re: odor from heat ducts

    Here is a good resource www.TheBatGuy.com. This guy has a lot of experience with animal control in homes and otherwise. His name is Ron Scheller.
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    Re: Mold in crawl space

    There are a couple of good sites that discuss crawl space science I recommend. These sites will help you look into a system that will not only fix a current system, but aid you in prevention of...
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    Re: thumbs up or down on vapor barrier

    I would add to these posts that once you've allowed time for things to stabalize, check to make sure that moisture isn't still intruding. You may not see liquid water, but moisture in the form of...
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    Re: Visqueen in crawl space replacement

    I guess I could have shared where my article is for anyone interested in reading it: http://www.solutionsiec.com/crawl_space_science.html

    Best wishes to all.
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    Re: Visqueen in crawl space replacement

    I agree with CyFree. I actually wrote an article on crawl space science that discusses issues with traditional systems versus closed, conditioned systems. There are a lot of advantages to closing and...
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    Re: Is this Mold on Basement joists?

    Finding a mold inspector or environmentalist can be done by going to www.iaqa.org or www.iaqcouncil.org. The IAQA educates professionals and government agencies (among other things) and the AmIAQ...
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