Basement Smells Mildew

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Basement Smells Mildew - Remodeling a basement may be a grueling task for a homeowner who may have been neglecting the space. A basement that is moist or has potential mold and mildew will need some repairs and also to be waterproofed before the completing process can start. A homeowner who is reluctant to take on the project or who has potential damage to the walls of the cellar might want to hire a contractor to assist with the finishing of their room.

There are many warning signals a homeowner should look for to determine whether a basement is moist and first needs a repair before it can be completed. If the smell or sight of mould and mildew is present in the cellar, it must first be cleaned and waterproofed before it can be remodeled. Damp spots on walls may also be signals that the basement is wet and has to be dried and treated. Remodeling of the cellar might need to be placed on hold while problems like mold, mildew, water spots or wall cracks are addressed.


It is essential for the basis of the cellar to be sound and dry before any finishing is completed. Dry rot may also happen in a cellar when water exists. When water gets into the walls, it makes the wood rot and rust, causing dry rot to happen. It shows on the walls as a black fungus. A cracked or wet foundation can ruin any wall or furniture furnishings that the homeowner puts from the cellar.

Wisconsin basement builders should be specialists about how to repair a moist basement and be sure it is safe and watertight before the remodeling process starts. The wood and foundation of the space should be treated with a water blocking substance so that it's sealed from potential wetness. Treating the cellar will prevent any "moist" odor from being within the room, which makes it more comfortable to spend some time in.