Wet and Smelly Basement Wall
We have noticed a strong musty odour coming from our basement wall for the past few months. We had our basement finished about 18 months ago (wall parged, delta wrapped, insulated with roxul, vapour barrier, and drywall) and had no smell until about three months ago. We noticed some cracks in the cement outside our house where water was draining into right by the wall with the smell. We decided to have a contractor replace the cement and also dig down and delta wrap the outside of our house. In the process we did uncover an old broken drain that may have been leaking water into this wall. We cut some holes in the drywall and have not found any mold on the studs or the drywall. It seems the smell is coming from the foundation wall itself, from behind the delta wrap. My concern is that because the wall is now delta wrapped on the inside and outside that we may have trapped the water in between. How can we get rid of the musty smell and dry out our wall? Can we do this without having to rip out the drywall and insulation and inside delta wrap? Please help!