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nlexi912 12-31-2006 08:21 AM

Dricore subfloor
 
I am about to add a subfloor to my basement and came across the product Dricore. Does anyone know any info on this product? My plan was to just do 2x4's and plywood until I saw this product. Is also states there should be drains in the concrete, which I have none. I have no water but should I add drains and is this hard to do. Thanks:huh:

AtlanticWBConst. 12-31-2006 06:09 PM

They have a website. You can look up more info. from the manufacturer. We have used it on many basement renovations. I like it and recommend it.
No drains where we have installed it. Never heard of that being a condition for the product.

nlexi912 01-04-2007 12:42 PM

I have sent away for my info on dricore. I have just recently priced it and find it much more costly than just using insulation and plywood on the floors. Do you think there would be a big difference in the outcome?
After the dricore is installed then I am gathering that the walls are fastened to that vs the concrete? Also is there any particular wood that is better used for basement walls, I know PT for the bottom plate.:no:

AtlanticWBConst. 01-04-2007 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by nlexi912 (Post 28868)
I have sent away for my info on dricore. I have just recently priced it and find it much more costly than just using insulation and plywood on the floors. Do you think there would be a big difference in the outcome?
After the dricore is installed then I am gathering that the walls are fastened to that vs the concrete? Also is there any particular wood that is better used for basement walls, I know PT for the bottom plate.:no:

I know that Dricore says that you can attach the walls to their flooring, but we always attach the walls directly to the concrete floor using PT for the bottom plate. Just use KD grade for the walls above.

As far as the difference in price. It's not that much cheaper to use a: vapor barrier, 3/4" plywood, powder actuated fasteners to install a basement floor.

Additionally, read the fact that the Dricore's air chambers actually keep the floor warmer than a floor installed directly over concrete.

Mikedks 01-05-2007 08:44 AM

I'd like to hijack for a moment-my apologies.:stupid:


Would cork tiles work on dricore(didnt see it mentioned on their site)?

I only know that cork should not be used directly on concrete.


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