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Old 04-29-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Recommended way to attach firring strips to Drylock wall?


We had problems with seepage in our basement bathroom. We believe we addressed this problem be diverting the downspouts and regrading the soil outside. We have not had seepage in two years.

We are now remodeling the bathroom, and want to minimize possible damage to the new drywall/paint/floor tile.

We removed the existing drywall, removed the firring strips and applied Drylock to the outside wall. Now we need to attach firring strips to this concrete block wall. We are concerned that concrete anchors may allow water back in, or may crack the blocks.

What is the recommended way to attach firring strips to a concrete block wall that has been coated with Drylock?

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Recommended way to attach firring strips to Drylock wall?


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We had problems with seepage in our basement bathroom. We believe we addressed this problem be diverting the downspouts and regrading the soil outside. We have not had seepage in two years.

We are now remodeling the bathroom, and want to minimize possible damage to the new drywall/paint/floor tile.

We removed the existing drywall, removed the firring strips and applied Drylock to the outside wall. Now we need to attach firring strips to this concrete block wall. We are concerned that concrete anchors may allow water back in, or may crack the blocks.

What is the recommended way to attach firring strips to a concrete block wall that has been coated with Drylock?
If your concerns are as you have written them, I would suggest that you not even attach anything to the freezewalls (concrete) themselves.

You could build the walls floor to ceiling, leaving about 1-2" space for air circulation between the concrete and the new framed walls. You will loose a few inches, but your will leave your drylocked walls 'intact' - so to speak....

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