basement walls

Old 01-06-02, 03:50 AM
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I want to make a small craft room for my kids. The studs are up for the drywall, but two of the walls are cement. How do you finish off the drywall that abuts to the cement?

Old 01-06-02, 06:45 AM
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Installing drywall

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Old 01-06-02, 07:47 AM
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Thanks twelvepole. Not sure I found exactly what I needed but I will reread the the articles I printed from the info you told me to look up. I could probably use a piece of trim or a bead of paintable caulk. Anyway if I start making my husband nervous by hauling in supplies-maybe he'll finally get around to doing the job!!!!!Thanks for your response. (I went to your webpage-nice stuff!)
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The drywall will wick any moisture in the concrete. Put plastic 6ml
behind the sheetrock, and have it come around the corner to separate the concrete from the sheetrock. Then put a piece of corner molding up there. It will be fine. Good Luck
Old 01-06-02, 11:56 PM
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basement wall

Sounds, Great!!! It's actually an interior cement wall and we live on a sandy its dry...but to be on the safe side I'll try that.
Old 01-14-02, 05:53 PM
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You can attach a wood lath on the concrete walls and then finish it with GWB just like a stud wall. Some people nail the lath directly into the concrete or you might try sometype of spacer to keep moisture from wicking into the wood. (If you have a damp basement.)
Old 01-15-02, 03:57 AM
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What a great website! Thanks for all of the help.....Pretty soon I can have my own tv show like Bob Vila! Just kidding!!!!!Thanks for the advice Idarrah.

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