28 Feb '12, 3am

Green Building Q&A: Mold Growth on Tremco Enviro-Dri (WRB) Walls

Could really use some help from the experts here on the next recommended steps to take to find a solution to the mold growth in my basement. I have a one year old home in Tennessee that was built using Tremco Enviro-Dri and Tuff & Dri products. About 2 months ago, I pulled back the insulation to began to run electric in the basement and found the sheathing and insulation to be damp and mold starting to grow. It appears to be a condensation problem as it was fairly universal across all the exposed framed basement walls, but is worse on the north facing walls. I have never seen any sign of the water penetrating from outside. The builder has installed an return air duct and dehumidifier in the basement to help solve the problem, but the dehumidifier has been running 24-7 for over a month and has never been able to drop the RH below 50-55%. The basement outer wall is framed wi...

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