Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


08:15AM | 10/11/06
Member Since: 10/10/06
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I am going to finish my basement. I have poured concrete walls with no water problems

for 10 years.

Do I Drylock the walls and use regular insulation possibly creating mold/mildew

trapping or just stud up and drywall as

insulation to allow the conditions to be the

same. I just dont want the basement to be cold in the winter after spending money to finish it.




07:53AM | 10/31/06
Member Since: 03/03/05
271 lifetime posts
Anytime you cover a wall, whether you use drylock or not, you run the risk of creating an environment for mold to flourish if moisture and organic matter is present. The Owens system is good because it can be removed for inspection. Since the product has not been around for a long time, I cannot comment on longevity. It reminds me of the solar panels back in the 80's...warped after 5 years...who knew.

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