foundation problem?

Discussion in 'Framing and Foundation' started by jrockislander, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 #1

    jrockislander

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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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    mudmixer

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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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  3. Dec 27, 2011 #3

    nealtw

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

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