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Adding fireplace causes moisture

Canadian Contractor Basement basement moisture musty

Jeffrey Daigneault remembers how condensation could cause a moisture problem in his father’s house. Might want to check out Steve Maxwell’s tips for preventing wet musty basements in our latest issue, Jeffrey.

In the house I lived in, our basement walls would freeze all the time, you could see frost on concrete. My father attempted finishing our basement soon after we installed a gas fireplace in the corner above in our family room. Every winter after we installed that fireplace, the basement leaked, or had some type of water build up in that corner. The basement was unfinished mind you.

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