Mold resistant drywall for basement necessary?
As I move ahead with my basement finishing project, I’m estimating drywall needs. Is it preferable to use mold resistant drywall below grade? Is it only necessary in the area around the bathroom and walls against foundation (just in case)?
Planning to use non wood baseboard finish pieces.
I’m planning to get a good bathroom exhaust fan to be sure that we’re venting the bathroom well, as well as sealing around that room’s envelope as best we can to contain the higher humidity
We have a walkout basement to the north already drywalled by previous owner at construction in 2011-2012. The walkout portion is ~2/3 of the total wall length.
There is also a partial above grade section of the west wall that has been drywalled.
The basement is very dry, copious crushed stone under foundation and exterior perimeter drain.
Below grade walls have 2.5″ Thermax (west and south walls), with 1.5″ on a portion of the east to accommodate stair way. We’ve sealed around the Thermax edges and after much research we installed fir strips over the Thermax with tapcons into the foundation walls that will have drywall installed over it.
Mechanical room is located in NE corner.
Attached print of the basement. North is up.
I pretty much guarantee I’m missing something here.
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