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Old 11-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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my basement is dry but plan to finish it. should i drylok before finishing?

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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It's not going to do any harm, but if you build and insulate the walls correctly it's also not going to do any good.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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if you dont have walls framed up yet dont drylok now.. drylok is meant to be allowed to move.. this means you shouldnt frame on top of it
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what type of insulation should be used? I assume something consisting of a moisture barrier.
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whatever you decide. you can use fibreglass. rigid foam or hire a spray foam company to come in
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There has to be at least 1000 post on this one subject. Go up to search and check it out.
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Where are you located?

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location isn't as important imho as performing a vapor transmission test PRIOR to doing anything,,, in my experience, ' drylock ' type-materials work best in brochures,,, xypex is a much better treatment
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Location is very important figuring insulation/vapor barrier requirements, I think. Perhaps you missed Post #4... been there, done that, LOL.

Most basements appear dry or wet. Some "dry" ones look that way due to room air currents dissipating moisture as it wets surfaces. One needs to keep interior conditioned air from reaching the colder concrete wall or rim joists to deposit moisture there; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...ts?full_view=1

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hot always runs to cold hence the moisture test suggestion

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