My garage has a concrete floor, and concrete walls up about 4 feet, all
the way around. The original owner had the concrete walls covered in
About 5 years ago, I painted the garage floor with epoxy paint (the
good xylene-based stuff, works great!).... This painting has made the
floor watertight, but now moisture in the walls is bleeding through the
skim-coat plaster, causing it to flake off the concrete walls. This
appears to be a direct consequence of painting the floor (?) I am
looking for something to cover the walls with, to prevent the flaking.
I could scrape all the plaster off and tile it, but that is a lot of
work..... any suggestions?
I could use something like hardibacker or such.....
you cant completely prevent water migration, reslope outside grade away
from home, make sure gutters and downspouts direct water far away from
building then install inside sump pump perimeter drain system.
On 9 Apr 2006 09:21:27 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
A couple walls in my garage are similar - concrete part way up. (No
moisture problem, though.) I furred the walls - Liquid Nailed wood to
the concrete - you may have to use concrete anchors due to the
moisture. Sealed pegboard and painted with nice industrial white oil
base paint. Pegboarded the walls floor to ceiling. Looks pretty nice
and have a million places to hang things. I'd think the pegboard
holes would let the moisture escape and hide the flaking walls.
Steve Noll | The Glass Block Pond
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