View Full Version : W.R. Drywall In Basement?

12-21-2003, 03:20 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.

12-21-2003, 04:00 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!

12-22-2003, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the response. Like I said I had never heard of it but was curious if I was missing something.

Myron Ferguson
01-08-2004, 03:28 PM
I rarely use MR board. I think in will soon be phased out and replaced with mold resistant drywall.

01-12-2004, 05:50 PM
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?