Carol Prim
Carol Prim
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  • Berkley, MI
Asked on Apr 20, 2019

How to install drywall to my basement and keep the walls dry?



How do I keep my basement dry? It isn't really wet, just damp in a corner and I would like to put up dry wall and paint the floors for a play room for my grandkids

3 answers
    on Apr 20, 2019

    You need to take care of that wet corner or mould will grow and rot your new walls. This probably is a job for professionals. Get a few quotes for the waterproofing. Sometimes it’s as simple as grading the yard near the house.

  • Carol Prim
    on Apr 20, 2019

    I have scrubbed with a mold cleaner and put on paint that was be a barrier , but still a little damp. Grade on hard is good, the house was built in 1940 so it may need some tweaking. Thanks

  • Pjo26908388
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Get a dehumidifier and use it. Your home will be much healthier. And as said above solve the original moisture problem that can be anything from gutters to the slope of the yard or seater leak.

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