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What's growing on my basement wall?

Posted by pearl_wong (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 24, 10 at 14:36

I just saw this on my basement wall. What is it?
How do I get rid of this problem?
I've added a picture for reference.

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RE: What's growing on my basement wall?

Pearl's Fascinating Fungi

You might want to remove that truly impressive growth. I don't think it's a variety GardenWeb members want to emulate. Though it is coming up to Hallo'ween!

Here is a link that might be useful: Sickhouse mould

RE: What's growing on my basement wall?

WOW! You JUST noticed THAT?! You must not go into your basement much - or it was behind a large piece of furniture/boxes.

Looks like some sort of mold - you more than likely have a water issue. Good luck finding, resolving and removing it!

RE: What's growing on my basement wall?

I agree--whatever it is, there's a water issue behind it. Is this an exterior wall? Or is there any plumbing behind it?

Our kitchen had some mold growing on the cabinet and under the kitchen sink. I sent in a sample (tape test) to a mold testing lab that I'd found online to identify what it was. It think it ran me around $15 per sample.

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