Finishing a cold room

Old 04-22-04, 07:44 AM
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Finishing a cold room


I have a huge cold room ( 200 sf), i am planning to finisf this room to put a washroom and a laundry room in there. Aove my cold room is my exterior front porch.

The cold room ceiling has some plywood sheets and some joist the builder put in to pore the concrete , Can I remove this plywood sheet and 2 by 4 joist before i finish my cold room.

What kind of insulation you suggest for this cold room ceiling and joist, for the walls do you suggest anything to waterproof/mildew control paint etc ?

Old 04-25-04, 02:55 PM
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I'm not quite sure of your terminology, (cold room?) But in general when framing up walls in an unfinished basement, you want to build them a couple of inches in from the outside walls, use treated lumber for the sill plate, regular #2 lumber will be fine for the rest of the framing, unless you opt for steel studs. They used to be cheaper than wood, but not the case any more, but IMO are easier to work with, just need the right tools for working with them.

If you're asking about just painting the basement walls, a paint with a mold/algea inhibitor would be a good idea, plenty of brands on the market. Might also think about using something like drylock on them to prevent moisture from penetrating the walls.

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