UPDATE

For a homeowner first I think, underneath doesn’t look as bad as it seemed from the surface.

Looks like it’s just moisture from the brick that was causing the problems, and it doesn’t appear to extend any further than this 6’ section of wall. Now I just need to figure out what I need to do to fix this. I have a feeling I might be waiting for spring to install new drain tile along this wall outside.

ORIGINAL POST 

I knew this closet was going to be a can of worms since we bought our house 4 years ago so I never finished it and focused on everything else that needed attention since we weren’t using this closet. Well now we need to use this closet and I’m starting to tear it apart. So far I have a perfectly functioning light.

And this...

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Water literally squeezed out of the dry wall when I pryed the base boards off. This should be fun.

Oh a lighter note the 6.2 in my wife’s new to us Yukon sounds amazing when you step on it.