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Mike L

08:32AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 06/19/03
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What do people recommend for refinishing a concrete wall basement? Steel studs or wood studs? I've heard steel prevents moisure and termite damage, but, can rust; whereas, wood studs are open to moisture damage and termites.
I've heard that code doesn't permit wood studs and that if you sell your home, a home inspector might require that you tear out the walls if you use wood studs to frame? Help!

Also, our contractor told us not to use padding under the carpet in the basement b/c of potential water damage. Is this normal?

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