Need advice on waterproofing basement prior to finishing it.
suegrant2August 23, 2013
Purchasing a home in Brooklyn, NY built in 1920. No known or obvious water issues, but it is an underground basement with inherent moisture issues. It is currently semi-finished with tiles on floor (plan to cover). What is the best way to waterproof it prior to finishing?
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dalma darling
Did you already cover the flooring in the basement or are you still looking for advice? I'd love an update and to know more about your newly purchased home!
    Bookmark   December 11, 2013 at 4:09PM
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kitasei
Look into Ardex moisture control. But really (having been traumatized by my own moisture issues) take enough time to understand how your house is constructed , how drainage works around and under it, what kind of hydrostatic pressure you've got, how moisture evaporates so that it doesn't cause problems elsewhere (moldy insulation in walls, for example). Sometimes it is best to allow water vapor to pass through surfaces like a floor (make sure any carpeting is synthetic, not wool) and remove it with a dehumidifier.
    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 1:43AM
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