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Wood floor ripped out in basement/water damage cindercrete walls in heavey gumbo land what should we replace for flooring and drainage? wit

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Posted by: from Saskatoon
12/12/2013 at 12:25:50 PM

Basement is 6' deep heavey gumbo landscaping to divert water we are down to dirt what is next best step? Gravel and concrete/ or gravel and wood?Eventually want a finished basement floor.

wood floor ripped out in basement/water damage cindercrete walls in heavey gumbo land what should we replace for flooring and drainage? wit
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Gary in Calgary
Date/Time12/13/2013 at 12:54:10 PM

If water is a problem, do you have sump pump and drain currently installed?

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Date/Time12/14/2013 at 3:28:56 AM

The best would be gravel, ridgid insulation and then concrete. Since it's open and water seems to be a problem, I would install an interior weeping system hooked up to a sump pump. You NEVER want to use wood, it will rot and cause nothing but problems.

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Date/Time12/26/2013 at 3:54:11 PM

I would recommend removing all the dirt to the top of the footing level, install interior weepers and sump pump (with a battery back up), 2" gravel compacted, four inches of concrete, DriCore flooring, then your finished flooring of choice.

Andrew


Wood floor ripped out in basement/water damage cindercrete walls in heavey gumbo land what should we replace for flooring and drainage? wit

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