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Old 07-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #16
 
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Do your self a favor and place a 12" x 12" piece of plastic on the basement floor, duct tape it good all the way around and check it for condensation in 24-48 hours. If ya find moisture after that test, take a step back from your project for a moment! Remember there's no need to piss up a rope! And there's no need for a basement to smell like a stinky stanky wet nasty sock sitting since sat began either! Try to remove gobbed up construction adhesive off the walls that some onionhead slapped on the wall just to keep some cheap styrofoam tacked up so he could blindly nail the whole basement with pretty plywood! Oh did I forget to mention a sheet of poly....nope! This prior homeowner not only busted his ass finishing the basement but probably couldn't quite figure out why the stinky stank even stunk! And I still have one more wall caked with adhesive to tackle! The real trick is getting the waterproofing the adhere in those areas after all is said and done! I'll have over 20 gallons of waterproofing on my walls, and 8 gallons of 2-part Sierra polyacrylamide slapped on my floor. The funny thing is I'm too freaking stubborn and flat out refuse to fire up my kick-ass homebrew system I bought for 6 grand over 3years ago until I get off my dead ass and finish the floor! There! So take a small step back from your project and do a simple moisture test on the floor! That little corner can be fixed and waterproofed in no time with a 41/2" disc grinder and a good ol' superdeluxe fat rope wire disc, a smidge of sulfamic acid dash of bleach and a splash of alcohol....
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