COMMUNITY FORUM

jordance

08:51AM | 03/08/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Is the plastic waffle sheeting used in Basement System's ThermalDry installations available independently as a retail product? Or, are there alternative products to float a floor over a concrete slab with several slight damp spots (short of putting down a wood framed sleeper system) that allows air circulation?
Thanks.

homebild

05:12PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
What is it you are trying to do? Your post is a bit confusing. Please elaborate.

jordance

04:11AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
2 lifetime posts
sure. i have recently had to reinforce the foundation of our 20's house to support new construction. in doing so, we cut through the slab to add additional footings. now the joints between the old and new concrete pours are damp. there is never standing water, just surface dampness from normal soil moisture. basementsystems distributes (to its dealers as far as i can tell) a product line, thermaldry, for floating a plywood subfloor over a slab in these situations. the product i'm after is the plastic sheeting that serves as the barrier and standoff for the floated floor. the sheeting is a heavy plastic with a waffle profile that gives it a 3/8" thickness, but most of that height is airspace for circulation. a plywood subfloor is anchored to the slab capturing the plastic sheeting and raising the floor ~7/8". a 1/4" gap is left along the walls to allow air exchange. i would like to do the installation myself, but need to find the plastic sheeting, or an equivalent product.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you're interested in more on unique interior decor, consider:   5 DIY Wood Wall Treatment Ideas   11 Ways to Use ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2