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Old 12-27-2011, 10:11 AM  
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I am getting mold along the baseboards of my home. When I bought the house I cleared some of the dirt and soil along the foundation as suggested. How much of the foundation should be exposed? Is there anything else I can do to stop moisture from sneaking in? There are not cracks and the house was built in 2002. What other things should I look for?



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Old 12-27-2011, 11:54 AM  
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Most codes and standards require that the wood in a structure be between 6" and 10" be above the surrounding soil that has positive drainage away.

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Is your floor concrete slab or do you have a crawl space?

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