Anyway, I have never had water in the basement before this weekend. It's a finished basement, sheetrock and insulation. Originally for my son to play in, then it morphed from a small shop to the whole basement.
Well I have ripped out the bottom of the walls and glass batts to stop the mold. I am airing out, and thanks to a moisture meter, I can tell I'm doing better. It will take a while.. Some of it I didn't get to until today. That was very moldy..
I want to redo the bottom and close it up. Building code here requires the walls be sealed up.
What to do. Sheetrock and fiberglass batts again..
Or something that won't soak up the moisture and require ripping apart. If it happened once, it can again.
Anyone know of a good choice for the bottom of the wall?
That will promote drying, not be a sponge, and not mold over easily. I have cut out the bottom 8" to promote the drying further up... I might have to cut some areas out completely, but 8" seems to be working. The wet stuff higher up is drying out mostly.
Most all my tools survived unscathed.. I haven't looked under the jointer, bandsaw.. to see if they are rusting out the bottom...
Some wood was damaged, my new bench was damaged by dirty water. It was a piece of furniture, now its just a workbench.. (well it always was a workbench, it just looked so good before the dirty water stained the legs.