S'lena Cordoba
S'lena Cordoba
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  • Allentown, PA
Asked on Sep 29, 2017

What can I do with basement it feels very moist and has a musky smell

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  • Dianacirce70
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Please tell us what you are looking to fix? What we would suggest may depend on what material it is
  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 29, 2017

    What is it?????
  • Ana Bacallao
    on Sep 29, 2017

    What is "it?"
  • Ginny
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Incomplete question
  • Sam
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Your moist and musky what?
  • S'lena Cordoba
    on Sep 29, 2017

    My basement is very moist and has a musky smell
  • S'lena Cordoba
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Basement , sorry.
  • S'lena Cordoba
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Basement. Sorry
  • 27524803
    on Sep 29, 2017

    There are some specially paints that are made to seal basement walls, check with your local paint store or paint department.... If the dampness continues you may have to address the moisture issues by waterproofing the outside walls... check with a professional about this
  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 29, 2017

    I think you need to get the Professionals in and Get it Tanked!
  • Dianacirce70
    on Sep 29, 2017

    No problem, I just didn't want to say check for leaks and get a dehumidifier if you were speaking about fabric lol

    We have a have a very old house, partially finished basement. Most of our basement is cement plaster over brick, and has a few small basement type windows. One of the window wells had a lot of vegetation that died in it, and composted, making the level of the dirt higher than the window. Which subsequently rotted. Then we had an end cap to a gutter get damaged in a storm, and water literally poured into that window well, then into our basement. We don't have a drainage system down there, since it is so old, so we had to pump the water out. Of course, between the wet and 50-60 degree temp we got musty mildewy walls. We figured out why the water was in the basement and fixed that, then got a dehumidifier we hooked up to the condensation pump for our a/c and it keeps it about 40% humidity and no more musty smell and damn walls.

    Basically, see if there is water leaking somewhere. Then fix that issue, if there is. Either way, a dehumidifier is a benefit. As soon as we started running it the a/c seemed to work much better cooling the house.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 5, 2017

    If it doesn't have a window or means of air circulation, you would need to fix that.
    If it is to be used to live in, then it would need to be Tanked................
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