The Stay-Dry, No-Mold Finished Basement

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon

Abstract

When you remodel a basement, moisture matters

Plastic vapor barriers and fiberglass insulation are not the best choices for finishing a basement because they can trap moisture and promote rot. This article features a basement where rigid foam sealed with tape and two layers of plywood on the floor create a comfortable space. A sidebar calls attention to the importance of fire safety and air quality when finishing basements.

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