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Old 10-09-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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hello rockers, any advise for finishing my basement. It gets a little moist in the summer.
slight moist walls.
should I,
plastic,
then rock,
with water resistant rock.

any suggestions?
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have other problems...find the root cause of the moisture...install a couple of fans to get air moving...
only then once the moisture problem is gone, then use treated wood on your bottom plates, and drywall like normal...u could use the mould resistant drywall...that should help prevent mounld to some degree...but you have to get the air moving ....


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Strongly urge that you check out www.buildingscience.com before you decide what to do. They have a lot of info on trusted methods as well as common methods that shouldn't be used.

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I would wash the walls down with bleach then seal with Drylock paint give it two good coats, then put up furing strips then use foam board 1/2" then sheetrock with densmor sheetrock, if your putting 2x4 framing so you can add electrical, yeah make sure bottom plate is wolminized 2x4. good luck

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We perform basement remodels and installations in the winter months.

We use steel studs off the walls 4'' and green board to help with the mold issues.

We also state that we are not responsible for mold conditions with our clauses of advice to prevent it.

Number one is to have air moving and a humidifier if it is bad connected to a waste line or to pump it out to a sink or something else.
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hello rockers, any advise for finishing my basement. It gets a little moist in the summer.
slight moist walls.
should I,
plastic,
then rock,
with water resistant rock.

any suggestions?
Sound like an exterior grade problem to me.
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Sound like an exterior grade problem to me.
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