Odd growth from concrete wall

Asked November 25, 2019, 10:34 AM EST

Hello, in a concrete basement wall, we’ve noticed something that appears to be growing out that may be a mold, fungus, mineral deposits, or ??? Wondering what it might be and if there are any safety precautions we should consider. It has been removed once before and has grown back in the last 18 months or so.

Ingham County Michigan

1 Response

Thanks for sending this question. Several resources about dealing with and preventing mold, including safety considerations, are:
If it is a problem that you cannot deal with yourself, you can check into a local mold remediation company to seek advice from a professional in your area. Also check with your homeowner's insurance agent to see if services from a professional are covered by your policy. Since you stated the mold/fungus/mineral deposits were removed about 18 months ago, you should also consider the source of water or moisture that is favorable for its growth.