Drywall glued directly to wet foundation


Old 10-22-19, 09:45 PM
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Drywall glued directly to wet foundation

I have a finished basement where the drywall was glued directly on to the foundation in places. Iíve had a bunch of issue with water in the basement during storms. Iíve installed an interior perimeter drain and two sump pumps and exterior drainage away from the problem areas, and think Iíve solved the water on the floor issues, but the drywall right on the foundation is still getting wet.

My question is short of moving the whole walls out, away from the foundation, such that I can put furrings behind them, is there anything I can do to prevent the soggy drywall? Or is there another material I should install instead of drywall in the problem areas?
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Old 10-22-19, 09:52 PM
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Drywall should not be put directly on a foundation in the first place because there is no insulation between it and the cold wall. So replacing it with anything other than a properly insulated and air sealed wall system would be a real waste of time and $.

Identifying where the moisture is coming from should be number one. Sometimes siding issues are to blame since that could allow water to come right down the basement walls.
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Yes there is only one fix for this and that is to rip to off.
You may have a major mold problem behind it.

Also leave it off until you are sure that the leakage problem is fixed.
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Not what i was hoping to hear, but thank you both for the guidance.

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