There is a terrible musty, moldy smell in our Eichler which increased a thousand fold yesterday when we turned on the radiant heat. My theory is that we have mold in the concrete slab. There have been numerous small leaks in the (steel) system over the past five years or so coupled with the fact that we have zero drainage and heavy soil leading to permanently wet soil around perimeter of house.
We are planning a major remodel in spring with new radiant heat, new water plumbing and new slab poured on top of existing slab.
My question: if we do have mold in concrete, how do we test this, and would we have to jack up entire floor to remove it as simply putting new concrete on top and improving drainage will not kill it? Does this make sense. Can anyone help.
leigh rowe - diablo court, palo alto