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Ron Murphy 02-02-2008 03:17 AM

Dry to Concrete
I have an extremely dry basement. The exterior walls are 12" block filled with concrete and coated on the outside with foundation coating (thick) with 6 mil poly pressed into coating while still sticky. There are footer drains around the three sides, with the fourth side basement floor at ground level. I want to finish the basement with drywall using Liquid Nails Drywall Adhesive BC-150 which is touted by the manufacturer to be a legitimate application. Have any of you experienced this product in this use? I would appreciate a reply as I expect to get started hanging the sheetrock two days after the Superbowl game.

inspectorD 02-02-2008 06:37 AM

Are you saying you are going to adhere the drywall directly to the bock?
If so, it's not a good idea for your area.
You should have at least a 1 inch styrofoam board against the block to give it a thermal barrier. Otherwise you may end up with moisture issues. Just because to block is dry, it is not dry....moisture always migrates in a vapor , that is why a basement is cooler in the summer.
We have other threads on this subject, it is a common issue.
How are you going to run electrical and heat around the room?

What is the purpose of the room...we want to know everything.:D

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