basement subflooring


Old 12-25-04, 02:49 AM
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basement subflooring

We are planning to finish off our basement and am debating whether to have a subfloor set-up. I heard of 2 different views. 1) it's recommended to avoid moisture, 2) it's not necessary with the newer homes because basement concretes have a special mix when poured.

Please advise on a recommended solution.

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Old 12-27-04, 07:25 AM
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You'll find more answers in the "Basements" forum (do a search), but I did a "traditional" subfloor since the modular products (like dricore) weren't commonly available when I started the project.

I laid 2x4 pressure treated "sleepers", rigid foam insulation, plastic sheeting, and t&g plywood. It made wall framing really easy, flooring is warm and comfortable - I'd do it again, but would look closely at the "Dricore" type products now available - installation would be easier...

Good luck!

Old 12-28-04, 05:29 AM
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Thanks Dan. Appreciate your input and will also be looking at basements.


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