03:32AM | 09/30/04
Member Since: 09/29/04
1 lifetime posts
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.



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

Excellence is its own reward!



Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Unless you live in a very warm climate, your lemon tree should be brought indoors in the winter and then returned outdoors... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon