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melliepat

03:32AM | 09/30/04
Member Since: 09/29/04
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Our basement floods when there is excessive rain and that has ruined our carpet.

Please tell me what is the best type of flooring for a concrete basement that floods.

Thanks!!

Piffin

02:23PM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
let us first turn off the faucet that causes the flooding

Pardon me for stating the opbvious, but your Q is much like asking what is the best bucket to bail a sinking boat when you really want to know how to fix the leak and stop the boat from sinking - or where is the nearest life preserver?

There are several threads here touching on the subject and hiow to grade the ground away from the foundation and be sure you have drainage. That may mean digging around the foundation to waterproof the wwall and place a new perimeter drain.

once that is done, if there is still minor wetness, you can look at ********** for Dricore which is a 2' x 2' panel that snaps together with buttons on the bhottom to elevate it above the concrete floor and allow small amts of mioisture to run to the drain under it. That will provide a subfloor for you

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