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aigsrone 08-04-2012 05:52 PM

Can drywall suck in moisture?
 
i just dumped 4 -6 five gallon buckets full water on my basemet floor to clean it. with in 10 minutes it was all evaporated before I could even start to mop. Where did it evaporate to? The drywall? Am I screwed.

chrisn 08-04-2012 06:04 PM

Does the drywall touch the bare floor?

kwikfishron 08-04-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aigsrone (Post 981469)
Where did it evaporate to?

Down the floor drain. :001_unsure:

joecaption 08-04-2012 06:46 PM

It's not going to suck up that much that fast.

If this is a finished basement you just may have water now under the bottom plates, the baseboard and the drywall if it was installed to close to the floor.

cleveman 08-05-2012 08:19 AM

Is the pope catholic?

aigsrone 08-05-2012 09:47 PM

i don't have floor drain. drywall does not touch the floor.

those buckets were spilled across the basement. the air was humid for 1-2 days afterwards. but where did all the water go?

chrisn 08-06-2012 06:53 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporation

AtlanticWBConst. 08-06-2012 08:41 AM

Concrete also absorbs moisture (basement floor): http://www.floorexpert.com/armstrong...2?OpenDocument

Get a dehumidifier and pull the moisture out of the area.


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