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Jilltsb 12-18-2011 01:48 PM

Type of drywall for basement
Can someone please help advise me on which type of drywall to use in my basement. Is the mold resistant mold worth the extra money? Basement is currently dry but I'm sure some moisture is hiding somewhere.

Also, would you recommend insulating? It's plenty warm now in its unfinished state so I was wondering if there were other reasons we should insulate for?


Snav 12-18-2011 02:38 PM

Location matters when you're discussing insulation.

I prefer to use greenboard. I use it for everything - it doesn't cost too much more. There are other types of wallboards to prevent mold-growth, though . . . up to you.

Gary in WA 12-18-2011 11:08 PM

As Snav asked; where is the home? There may not be moisture showing as it dissipates when exposed to the basement air currents soon as formed. Did you tape a 2'sq. plastic to the slab and check next day for condensation? Or the wall?
The mold-resistant may work but water-resistant "greenboard" has the paper faces and edges treated to resist water passage; when in a basement- you want the moisture to pass through easily not resit passage.....


Maintenance 6 12-19-2011 07:04 AM

For drywall below grade, I'd use either USG Mold Tough or GP Densarmor. Greenboard is sort of outdated. Not at all mold resistant.

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