Fixing Basement - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 38
Rewards Points: 56

Fixing basement

My finished basement got destroyed from a broken pipe which flooded out the basement. Threw out the rugs and drywall....can anyone offer advice on how to clean up the basement floor and walls to kill and prevent mold from forming before I put up new drywall and level the floor with cement? Thanks.


diyGK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2010, 11:57 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: metro
Posts: 1,336
Rewards Points: 902

Fixing basement

google water water everywhere link to a thisoldhouse article


federer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10

Fixing basement

Your best bet is to get some industrial fans to help dry things out. Even a dehumidifier will help get the moisture out. You can rent all of these at a rental place. Leave them on for a few days and it will help dry things out. Whatever doesn't dry in a few days is not worth keeping, throw it out.

Hope that helps.

17Irish17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
concretemasonry's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
Posts: 3,966
Rewards Points: 2,420

Fixing basement

If you have fiberglass that has been exposed to moisture, take it out and replace the insulation (different type hopefully). It will not dry out in place with just some fans blowing on it. It has to be removed and aerated by movement the cause drying. Since you have it out, you might as well put in something better and you wall have a change to treat most of the framing to give it a chance.

I have inspected homes that had repairs made 3 months earlier that had to be torn out.

concretemasonry is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting out a concrete basement floor jeffhoward001 Building & Construction 21 01-17-2012 08:51 PM
Thoughts and ideas basement finishing and HVAC creamaster HVAC 1 03-10-2010 07:46 PM
basement subpanel suggestions/advice desired ScottsName Electrical 4 02-26-2009 06:38 PM
A few Q's on Finishing My Basement - Is there a FAQ on this? ossrocks Remodeling 6 01-07-2009 12:21 PM
Sub Basement Walkout - Please Help pgs_28 Building & Construction 11 08-12-2007 09:55 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts