The SAFE Way To Have Carpet In Your Basement

Putting carpet in your finished basement seems like a natural step toward making the space feel complete. But BEFORE you go buy that fancy carpet… watch this video. There are some things you need to consider.

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When it comes to basement flooring, the popular choice isn’t necessarily the smart one. Basement floors are humid by nature. The concrete slab sits on wet dirt and concrete is a very porous material. That means that even the driest basement has some level of moisture seeping through the concrete due to capillary action. When you line that humid floor with organic, porous and absorbent materials such as carpet or wooden floors and sub floors, you are creating the perfect conditions for mold to grow by providing the moisture it needs and a food source: organic matter.

It is also important to keep in mind that basements get water for more than just slab seepage. Plumbing leakages, sump pump failure, a leaky water heater, a backed up drain. All that water will end up in your basement, soak your carpet and wooden floors. If not completely dry in 48 hours, according to the E.P.A you will need to remove and discard all that flooring material, because that is how long it takes for mold to develop.

Dry Guys basement systems offer a full range of 100% waterproof and inorganic basement flooring options, including floating, interlocking carpet and vinyl tiles, faux parquet tiles and faux wood laminates that will not absorb water or support mold growth.

If you plan to finish your basement, do it once and do it right. Call Dry Guys Basement Systems to help!
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