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zman3359

12:21PM | 03/14/05
Member Since: 03/13/05
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I'm starting to finish my basement in my newly built house. I havn't had a problem with water yet, but I've Dry-loked the walls as a precaution. Now my delema, I live in Wisconsin, do I need a vapor barrier or not? My plan was to stud the wall an inch from the concrete wall and use non-faced batted insulation with no vapor barrier so the wall can breathe. Is this correct? If I need barrier do I put it on the concrete side or the finished side of the stud. I get different answers from people I talk to. I only want to do this once and I'm alergic to many molds. HELP!! Thank you

KingVolcano

03:57AM | 03/20/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
If you Drylocked the walls, they are not breathing anymore.

zman3359

04:32PM | 03/22/05
Member Since: 03/13/05
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for responding Valcano. So I don't need a vapor barrier then? If some moisture does get back there putting plastic up would prevent it from drying right?

KingVolcano

03:51PM | 03/26/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Seal the concrete with a crystaline product. But you have to make sure it is applied correctly. SureCrete makes an excellent product named Hydro-Block. I have used it with success. This product will help seal your walls without trapping moisture. If you put up plastic, you will get moisture through natural condensation. Address any cracks you may have with a good two-part epoxy. ********** sell it in the concrete sectionin a yellow caulking tube with a special mixing head. Since your house is new, there may not be any cracks YET. You may board up the walls only to develope cracks later. Email me with any questions. [email protected]

KingVolcano

03:52PM | 03/26/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Scratch the first paragraph....I forgot you already used Dry-loc.
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