I want to renuvate the basement. The house is 55 years old. There is a painted cement floor in the furnace room & utility room. The rest of the basement has old linoleum tiles.
The basment has a damp odor. The concrete walls are open in the furnace & utility room & the main rec room area has wood paneling.
What would be the best way to eliminate the odors down there? What products should I apply to the concrete walls. Should I tear down the wood paneling & treat the walls behind that as well? Do I need a humidex/de-humidifier after I treat the walls?
Can the linoleum stay and have a laminate or hardwood floor applied on top (it's is a level floor). I saw a product out there that has plywood with plastic bubble material under the plywood that you can lay down on top of the floor. Anyone out there who has used this product?
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