Mold in crawl space/joist Help!
Thank you for helping me out.
Background: Renting a 1952 Cape Cod (parents home)in Maryland
1/2 mile from the Chesapeake Bay, I believe we are at 14'above
sea level. But in these parts property value goes up! When it
rains, because everyone has water front property! It has always
had a damp crawl space and there is no sump pump.
Ok, as for my problem: Crawl space damp, some places more so
Black mold on foundation, and black specs on all the joists.
I rupped it and a powdery dust appeared. (Ugh!)
Hardheaded me went ahead and started stapling a reflective
insulation to the joists. I've done a 48 sq. ft. section.
My concients got the better of me, so here I am.
So, do I tear down what I've done?
or mix up 1c bleach to 1 g of water and go spray the area?
OR leave up what I've done and spray the remainder of the
OR, leave up what I've done and spray foundation and staple
barrier while foundation is still wet, then spray joists
and wait a few days for them to dry?
I am a weekend DIY'er and am running out of time on this
Yet, I want to do the right thing because one
day I will move out and my folks will need to sell their home.
I really appreciate your help! Thank you!