Discussion in 'Framing and Foundation' started by swimmer_spe, Jul 18, 2017.
What is it?
Should I be worried?
How do I clean it up?
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Here it is.
right now it is just a picture.
Where is it, what shape is it ? what is it attached to? what material do you think it is?
It is on the concrete floor beside my freezer in my basement. I am thinking it is some sort of salt. It is crusty.
Can I just vacuum it up?
How do I prevent it?
Where is it coming from?
My house in California did that on my garage floor every time it got wet. I was never sure of what it was but I just swept it away til the next time. Made it so my epoxy floors started chipping up. It is Efflorescent, pretty much salt from the concrete. They sell chemicals that are supposed to stop it or reduce it.
Moisture wicking thru the concrete brings salts with it, As the moisture evaporates it leaves the salts on the floor.
And I always thought it was the creepin crud.
Ok, S, now I know what it is, and what is causing it, and how to clean it.
Is there any way to stop it from occurring again? Why is it happening near the drain of my freezer?
I know I have seen white in other places too, so this is likely a problem with the entire basement.
Water wicks toward heat in concrete. The heat of the compressor likely doesn't help.
Would putting it on blocks be better?
Looks like effervescence.
I would put down something like this.
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