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Dottie Atwater

Mold/hongo on lower area of inside walls

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Does anyone know how to cure this once and for all? I've tried different methods, all to no avail. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated!

Dottie

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Source of moisture needs to be eliminated first or it's a forever deal.

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So I guess the follow up question is how to eliminate the source of moisture from the lower part of some inside walls? That seems next to impossible.

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Our neighbor's issues inside the house  came from an area  around the outside of the house. .This area was constantly moist.  He installed gutters.   He also dug a trench around the side of the house that was the wettest.  It was about 2 feet deep or so.  Then he laid down a barrier plactic sheet all along the side of the house .  He then filled that with gravel .   He did this in the dry season. Now time will tell.

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Dampness is ‘wicking’ by capillary action from below the wall because there is no moisture barrier.

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The area of the hongo is on a couple of inside walls. No doubt there is no moisture barrier (incompetent contractor!). But at this point, I was just wondering if there is any solution.

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