Carpet on a Basement Floor
I am considering replacing carpet in my basement. It is dry, there is a radon system in place pulling air from under the slab which is 40 years old (no vapor barrier underneath). There is a dehumidifier permanently installed to control humidity. I am well aware that a flood will ruin the carpet but will take that risk for the comfort it provides. I am considering the life proof waterproof premium plus carpet pad which seems to be a good option to prevent downward transmission of vapor to prevent condensation on the slab. The product is waterproof so as to not hold onto bulk water. There are air channels underneath which would make it work like many of the dimple mats. It seems this would be preferable to the pads that are ust spill resistant but would not allow for saying. Any thoughts on this and if there would be a benefit of using an epoxy or redguard on the slab to prevent upward movement of vapor from slab vs leaving untreated.
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