11:12AM | 11/18/02
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We are just now getting to putting rooms in our basement. When concrete was poured 2 years ago, the drain tile was put it, but no other steps were taken beneath the floor to insure dryness, no plastic, gravel , foam, etc.. whatever some do to keep it dry etc. I find that our basement is always mouldy and musty smelling. We in last 6 months have finally put a dehumidifer down there, but "I" still think it smells musty and moudly. Only time it doesnt is when in winter we have our wood stove going (which it is right now). Now for the problem, the floors.. to start a floor what we were doing was going to put Delta-FL down first...then the plywood over top of that(screwed to the floor). He suddenly goes and changes our order that is suppose to arrive tomorrow from the plywood to the tounge and groove USB boards instead. Now in my mind, i NEVER liked USB boards.. especially for a darn floor. If it ever got wet, or damp, i think it would ruin it and be a waste of time..and if it didnt get damp or wet from beneath, then what if when a floor covering was over it, water ever seeped below the floor covering, ..then still boards are going to get wet/damp and ruined. Im cranky and plan to phone tomorrow morning to get the boards changed back to regular 5/8 plywood..i realize there is a price difference, but in my mind, you may as well do it right the first time instead of worrying about saving those few dollars.. This is a floor for goodness sakes. Anyone agree with me and can give me some issues to present to him WHY it isnt good to use USB boards for a mouldy smelling basement?? Or is it myself that is wrong, and the USB boards will be ok?


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