Basement Photo Friday – Have you seen these white lines?

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It’s getting warmer and drier out there and it’s time to think about household projects, both indoor and outdoor.  Is your basement on the list?    If you have ventured down into your basement recently and noticed that your basement walls and/or floors are showing signs of efflorescence (like in the above image), don’t panic yet!

Efflorescence indicates that you have or have had, moisture in the basement. The buildup of efflorescence is an indicator of how much moisture is in your basement.  Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of water soluble salts that occur on surfaces of masonry, stucco or concrete.  The incidence of efflorescence will actually increase as moisture and/or humidity increases.  As strange as it may look, efflorescence is actually harmless.

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