I'm finishing my basement, which on occasion (1x evey 18 months or
so) gets puddles of water (1/4" deep) during heavy storms. Given how
minor the situation is I'm not inclined to go thru the LARGE hassle of
installing a sump (which would have its own problems I won't get
into). Given that, I am looking at laying doubled up (to form a
"box") steel stud tracks every 16" then putting a plastic vapor
barrier, then laying 3/4" plywood (which I got for free).
I know that framing studs are not meant to be load bearing but I
figure that doubling them up and having them directly on the concrete
would be OK. The reason I want to use steel is that they won't rot or
Anyone out there know if this might be a decent solution or have any
other ideas for the floor.
PS - I was originally going to use the Delta-fl product but I'm
convinced that the H20 would migrate above the clearance level of the
If the concrete floor gets wet, and it is covered up with some other
flooring that prevents the water to evaporate....... sounds like a mold
problem in the making, on top of all the other problems that were mentioned.
Fix it the right way the first time.
I don't care WHAT you treat the materials with. The whole project is a bad
idea, and it won't be long before it stinks to high hell. Now maybe, if you
built the floor in the wet zones so the panels could be lifted up, like
floor hatches on a boat, it might work. Could look pretty classy, too.
that wouldnt help the moisture that will get in the wall coverings and
furniture........ mold mold mold.
Maybe, but some water in basements does NOT come from the walls. I still
don't like the idea behind the whole project, but if he insists on doing it,
he may be able to create a situation which allows ventilation/drying of the
floor on the rare occasions when it's needed.
just know before you begin every dime you spend on this is completly
you will end up gutting it all walls floor etc to do a proper water
sorry its me I HATE seeing people toss bucks in the garbage
On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:29:00 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
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