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Basement Odor

Q:  We have a cement floor in our basement. From time to time we get water in the basement, and the excess moisture brings up the unpleasant smell of past accidents from cats who missed the litter box. After the basement dries out, the smell goes away. Of course, the first step is to figure out and resolve why we are getting water in the basement; but, I was wondering if there is a paint or something...

A:  Thompson's Water Seal is a good product for this--I don't like to paint concrete floors as it always peals and presents a problem. Also there are some enzyme odor eaters that work well. There are some concrete stains that I like that work very well and don't peal if you want some color.

Thanks Bill
 

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