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Well I think that the best way to determine that is that you ask yourself is there any iron or steel elements which could corrode? If you built the house (bought it new etc.) you should know that. Also you can check design blueprints to check this out. Also check if metal is detraining which means rust. From what I see in the pictures this doesn't look like ...


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Simple test: Take some clear plastic. One layer from a large sandwich bag would be ideal. Tape it securely to the wall at a spot where you're observing the problem. Make sure you seal all the way around the edge of the piece of plastic. Do this a few different places. Wait a few days. Then check the test strips. If the moisture is on the room side of ...


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Well im assuming ur under groud and concrete holds moisture and the humidity in the room Along with the florescent lights are making walls sweat or condensate. I'd purchase some very good water sealant and apply it.


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Only if the "basement" is 12-18" deep. French drain should be below floor level of the basement. It might help, but it's very doubtful that it will be sufficient if you are only going partway down the basement walls.


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You absolutely need to water proof the surround. You can likely use any product (durock, hardie, wonder) that is rated for wet use (not "green" board). You will still need to fully apply a waterproofing to wet side of the backer. I strongly recommend using a physical membrane like kerdi, but plenty of people swear by paint-on treatments like redgard. Your ...



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