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Mold in crawl space/joist Help!

Hello Folks!

Thank you for helping me out.

Background: Renting a 1952 Cape Cod (parents home)in Maryland

1/2 mile from the Chesapeake Bay, I believe we are at 14'above

sea level. But in these parts property value goes up! When it

rains, because everyone has water front property! It has always

had a damp crawl space and there is no sump pump.

Ok, as for my problem: Crawl space damp, some places more so

then others.

Black mold on foundation, and black specs on all the joists.

I rupped it and a powdery dust appeared. (Ugh!)

Hardheaded me went ahead and started stapling a reflective

insulation to the joists. I've done a 48 sq. ft. section.

My concients got the better of me, so here I am.

So, do I tear down what I've done?

or mix up 1c bleach to 1 g of water and go spray the area?

OR leave up what I've done and spray the remainder of the

crawl space?

OR, leave up what I've done and spray foundation and staple

barrier while foundation is still wet, then spray joists

and wait a few days for them to dry?

I am a weekend DIY'er and am running out of time on this


Yet, I want to do the right thing because one

day I will move out and my folks will need to sell their home.

I really appreciate your help! Thank you!

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