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Richie
12-21-2003, 04:20 PM
Hey all,
I was looking at a bid for a job submitted by another contractor for finishing a basement. He specified the bottom 2 feet of wall be covered with moisture resistant drywall and the rest with regular drywall. Does anyone else do this or recommend doing it or is regular drywall good enough? I usually use regular drywall held off the slab about 1/2 inch to prevent any wicking of moisture. Thanks.
Richie

Steve
12-21-2003, 05:00 PM
M/R board in my opinion is a joke! What it does it hold the moisture in and does not allow the moisture to dry as regular rock does. The way you do it is just fine!

Richie
12-22-2003, 11:54 AM
Steve,
Thanks for the response. Like I said I had never heard of it but was curious if I was missing something.
Richie

Myron Ferguson
01-08-2004, 04:28 PM
I rarely use MR board. I think in will soon be phased out and replaced with mold resistant drywall.

Richie
01-12-2004, 06:50 PM
Myron,
Sorry my response took sooo long. Thanks for replying. I'm gonna keep using the standard drywall like I've always done. I haven't heard about the mold resistant drywall. Have you heard how they are going to make it?
Richie