OK I am starting to dubt my decison

Old 04-22-02, 11:55 AM
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Question OK I am starting to doubt my decison

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I have noticed that if I put down plastic on the to floor moisture forms below it. I have asked a few different people including the builder and they told me that the concrete is porous and if I put a De-Humidifier I will be fine.. My concrete floors are very smooth and I was thinking of just puting a coat of drylock on the floor. Down side is I am done framing so I can't put the drylok under the 2X4's around the walls.. Will this be an issue? I am planning on carpenting the floor but I figured the Drylok could add a little extra security... Comments?? Suggestions??

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Old 04-22-02, 08:25 PM
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I assume you used pressure-treated wood for the sole plate, as required by code. You'll be fine.

P.S. If not, you need to replace the sole plates with pressure-treated wood. Not a pretty job, but doable.
Old 04-23-02, 02:32 PM
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I used pressure treated wood for everything.. So you think just using a De-humidifyer will be fine?

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