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Old 08-04-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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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.

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Does the drywall touch the bare floor?

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Where did it evaporate to?
Down the floor drain.
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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.
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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?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaporation
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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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