Mold in the basement

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I am looking at a bank owned property that has mold in the basement it could be 200 300 square feet of moldy drywall. Behind the drywall is a cinder block wall. 

I'm thinking I need to remove all the drywall and any non structural wall studs. Treat anything that can not be removed with bleach solution and paint with Anti fungal paint. Fix the issue that caused the basement to be damp. Then build out again.

Am I missing something? 

Thanks

Originally posted by @Ed McIver :

I am looking at a bank owned property that has mold in the basement it could be 200 300 square feet of moldy drywall. Behind the drywall is a cinder block wall. 

I'm thinking I need to remove all the drywall and any non structural wall studs. Treat anything that can not be removed with bleach solution and paint with Anti fungal paint. Fix the issue that caused the basement to be damp. Then build out again.

Am I missing something? 

Thanks

Also paint it with KILZ from Home Depot. It's really tough to completely rid a basement of mold. It helps to have controlled temperatures, ventilation and to find any seepage of water from the outside. Sometimes it helps to dig the outside dirt next to the wall down a few feet and put in plastic so rain runoff doesn't seep in.

 

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