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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on October 4th, 2001 12:46 PM
In reply to Sweating floors by Chuck Groeller on October 4th, 2001 11:43 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Chuck,

You'll need to do a test. Cut a sheet of plastic that's 2' x 2' and tape a few sheets of these in various places on the floor. COMPLETELY tape down each edge so no edge is 'exposed'. Wait 2-3 days and then carefully peel them up, and inspect the UNDESIDE of the plastic. If it's just kinda 'damp', a quality floor glue for concrete should do fine. You need one that's moisture-resistant. IF, on the other hand, there are serious droplettes or there's a lot of dampness under there, I'd forget installing anything on the floor that's gonna rot or 'come loose' due to the excess moisture coming through.

In the latter case, you'd want to install a floor that breathes and LETS the moisture out. Once the moisture is out, you can control it w/a dehumidifier. You'd want a dehumidifier that has a drain line to the outside. (Be mindful of Winter and read the Instructions on how to 'deal' with Winter.) Moisture isn't a bad thing in the house as long as it doesn't remain at a high level and that it's removed above 35-40% levels (on a good day.)

Hopefully, this info helps. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: Again, talk to the Mfgr. or the Retailer about a tile floor where the floor has high (or even low) levels of moisture ...

PPS: God Bless America!

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