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Domcal

06:12AM | 11/01/06
Member Since: 10/31/06
13 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hi, recently my basement walls had hydro. cement applied to some smallish holes and openings since we were concerned with drying up our basement because we plan on finishing it to be able to use it as a recording studio.

Before we actually hire a contractor to come out and put up walls using a corningware type sytem ( is that a good idea or is drywallling??) we want to be poitive that it's going to continue to be very dry. We live near a lake but have never had any problems. We're above the lake area.

Would you recomend tar for the outside walls and/or xypex for in the inside walls??

Thank you in advance for any and all help!

Jennifer

KingVolcano

06:31AM | 11/01/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
If your primary use will be a recording studio, you may want to know the acoustical properties of the Owens vs Drywall, then proceed from that point. If it is not a factor, next will be associated costs of the two options.

It seems the Owens product may be cheaper for you. Since you can remove the panels. Periodic checking for foundation moisture is not an issue as it would be for drywall. Since you do not have an moisture issues now, any foundation coating would be an added expense to a drywall project.

I have concerns with the Owens product....how long will they last, will it stand upright without sagging...will moisture or humidity warp the panel over time? Since it is considered a newer product, longevity issues are valid.

Domcal

07:15AM | 11/01/06
Member Since: 10/31/06
13 lifetime posts
Hi thanks for your reply. I've thought about the durability myself. I think that using a corning system would be good for sound proofing and it might be more cost effective also lioke you mentioned. What do you think about installation on the floors and ceilings??

Thanks again,

Jennifer

KingVolcano

07:19AM | 11/01/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
"What do you think about installation on the floors and ceilings??"

Do you mean insulation or are you asking what would you install on the floor and ceiling?
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