Posts Tagged ‘Moisture Barrier’
Basement flooring is an important component of a finished basement. When deciding upon the appropriate basement flooring for your basement remodeling project, it is extremely important that you first determine whether or not you have a moisture barrier underneath the basement floor. If you do not have a moisture barrier underneath the concrete slab then you will have high moisture levels that will wick through the concrete floor to the basement flooring.
To check if you have a moisture barrier underneath your basement’s floor, cut open a few plastic trash bags and lay them in a few different places on the basement floor. Spread them out on the basement floor and tape them down. After a couple of days remove the plastic trash bags from the basement floor and observe if they are wet on the bottom side. If they are, chances are there is no moisture barrier underneath the basement concrete slab. If this is the case, your basement flooring choices are more limited. Read the rest of this entry »
Before doing some basement remodeling, there are some things you must do first to rep positive you don’t experience any future problems with your newly finished basement. Things like moisture and leakage can subject your finished basement to damage that may even be harder to fix.
Moisture is the most typical basement jam. Moisture can gather in your basement from external sources or can manufacture from the inside by the resident’s activities. The ground surrounding your foundations can have colossal quantities of moisture from surface water that is leaking inside via a hole or crack. During the warmer days, moist air from the outside can win in the house and eventually result in condensation on the icy basement floors or walls. Read the rest of this entry »