help with basement
Today I started taking the paneling off of the basement walls and found powdery mildew along the bottom. The house was built in 1961 and the fellow living there was a diy. To finish the walls he put up 2 by 2's studs and then he put paneling over that. There is no vapor barrier and the studs are right against the cement with some sort of paper along the inside of each stud between the stud and cement. Do I need to take the whole thing down and start all over? I am enjoying tearing the paneling down but I think my husband may have a fit with my DIY kind of thinking. There is also some powdery mildew on the floor here and there but no sign of wetness anywhere. Thanks for the help.