New Floors, Mold, Destroy, Rebuild, New Floors
March 11, 2013 10:52 PM Subscribe
We refinished our hardwood floors.
About three months later mold started growing up through the floor in a corner of the house. The moisture captured in the area buckled the floors.
In the crawl space it looked like this (picture in linked version below)
We removed all the fungus, and are now removing the area that was damaged.
The big question was how this happened in the first place and why in this exact spot. This seems to be the answer.
The spot where the moisture was getting in through the foundation was is a transition from the original foundation to a room addition that was done about 25 years ago. (yellow circle) (photo in linked version below)
The transition has a crack in the foundation on both sides (yellow circle)
There were NO foundation vents in this corner of the room, no ventilation. Moisture was getting in and trapped, fungus sprouted and destroyed the floors.
Here is what I am trying to get information on:
What do I do to the foundation wall, interior and exterior where this crack is to thwart any future moisture issues?
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