Jump to content

Recommended Posts

No, I tell people it's efflorescence and it means there's moisture in the wall. I make a determination about where the water is coming from and if it's serious or not. Sometimes it's just a little efflorescence, sometimes it means the place floods. How much, where, what time of year, type of construction, and a lot of other variables will affect my analysis.

Telling people to monitor something is silly. They don't know what to look for and they don't know how to interpret what they're seeing. That's what they pay us to do.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If the area is dry, they can sweep off the crystals and forget they were there.

I sometimes tell people to check their attics and crawls a couple times a year for moisture, rodent damage, fungus. They will know what to look for, damage and they know how to Google it, maybe. [:)]

Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it depends. I don't have to get suited up unless it's an old dirt hole or a MH. After about 1980, crawlspaces here have a concrete skim coat and the newer ones are insulated and heated. Nothing scary down there but a few spiders.

If the access is reasonable, I suggest people store their Xmas decorations in there. That will force them to check the crawlspace twice. They can do the same with their attic.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...