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banana 05-30-2011 05:22 PM

basement problem
My basement is going to be waterproofed on the inside. In order to do this the company must cut off the knotty pine wall 2 feet up from the floor. What can I do to fix this 2' of cement block that will be exposed? Above this area will remain the knotty pine walls. I hope someone will understand what I am talking about!!!

oh'mike 05-30-2011 05:54 PM

Welcome.Banana----I'm going to move this into the general forum--You will get more views there.

oh'mike 05-30-2011 06:01 PM

Banana---I suggest that you get a finish carpenter in there--or do this yourself--

Have the carpenter make the cut--at 28" or 32" --this is the typical height of a chair rail--or wainscot

After the water proofers are complete and the work checks out--

Get the carpenter back to restore the wall using the old pine paneling --with the scar hidden by a new chair rail.----Mike----

banana 05-31-2011 08:32 AM

Thank you so much! That is an excellent idea. I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Sincerely, Banana:thumbup:

oh'mike 05-31-2011 09:14 AM

You're welcome---I get these calls occasionally-- I like your screen name--easy to remember--Mike--

federer 05-31-2011 11:04 PM

banana-why are you waterproofing on the inside? are you sure this is the best course of action. sounds to me like you haven't done all of the research.

Ron6519 06-01-2011 07:02 AM

If you want to reuse this wood, I'd remove it myself and not leave it up to the contractor.

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