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Old 05-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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I am looking to start my basement remodel and the first of many questions i have is that i am planning on using the delta-fl membrane then plywood for a sub floor. Would anyone recommend laying the subfloor first then the walls or walls first then floor and any advantages or experiences of both ways. Thanks

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I'd put the walls up first. Never seen it done any other way. Be sure the bottom plates are pressure treated.

Rather than plywood, I would use Advantec subflooring. It has a 50-year water damage warranty.

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if your building a subfloor instead of using a floating subfloor. build the subfloor first then build your walls. by doing this youll have a much easier time fastening your bottom plates down
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is the delta membrane rated for using a subfloor? from what i recall the plastic is pretty thin.i've always used platon. then tongue and groove plywood on top. and i would build your walls first with pressure treated plates then your subfloor. just think if you had a water problem and you had to pull that subfloor up and your walls were sitting on it.
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