I recently had the basement walls in my house patched and touched up..
I am going to put up drywall after the basement is waterproofed.
I asked the concrete guy if I need to paint over the walls with a
sealer or drylock. He told me that I didn't have to, his concrete work
is sealer enough. But he told me definitley do not use drylock on the
inside of a basement because it will just trap moisture in the wall
and cause it deteriorate, and the concrete will breakdown behind the
concrete and turn to sand and crack over years.
I have been reading articles on putting drywall up in basements, and
they say to put up a vapor barrier and insulation. Also, to wash down
the walls with muriatic acid and paint with Glidden basement paint
(the most mentioned brand.)
Is this the way to go before putting up the wood frame and drywall? Is
what the concrete guy said about drylock pretty true?
The basement waterproof company has this thermal barrier they can put
up that goes into their system that will drain away moisture and water
into their system in case anything comes through the wall, but it is
an extra $600. I think that is exhorbatent for just a foil/plastic