basement problems

dd52December 3, 2006

recently bought an old house 1760

has a small basement. looks like a lot of moisture. wires are rusty. we have decided to gut one part of the house which has a crawl space and dirt floor.

we are thinking of having cement poured. there is a dirt odor, will this take care of the problem?

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kencian

I have had a similar problem. It seems that old dirt can have a strong smell. Concrete will help but there may be mold inside the walls that will still have a smell.
You really need to find where the moisture is coming from and stop the source.

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