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Posted by Jim -ATS on March 4th, 2000 04:02 PM
In reply to Finishing Damp Basement by Thomas on March 4th, 2000 09:58 AM [Go to top of thread]

I would place a 4mil clear plastic vapor barrier over the studs and insulation before you drywall. This is a standard practice for exterior walls where there is a temperature difference between the two sides of the wall, which will be your case here.

I would not use the trench thing you describe, it sounds like a real hassle, and it would be better to know the moisture is there by having it come into the room than to hide it for several years in the wall, allowing it to rot the wall out before you figured out you were in trouble.

I would adequately waterproof the walls before you get started on the framing, and I'll leave that part up to another expert here on the boards...

Good luck!

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