I want to make sure mold never returns in my basement. I recently had mold remediation and waterproofing done.

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I want to make sure mold never returns in my basement. I recently had mold remediation and waterproofing done.

Asked by Beth DeGaetano

I was told aqua board,was a possibility, is it a good idea?

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Erik Henry's picture

I am not sure what aqua board is. There are a number of fiberglass wall boards that don't have any organics in their fabrication. The paper and organics in normal drywall is what the mold grows from.

  • DensShield or DensGlass made by Georgia Pacific would both be suitable for basement walls.
  • The Densglass would provide a finer finish.

These are good products, but the real solution is to keep the humidity down with a simple free standing dehumidifier.

Also making sure the sump pump is working properly and sized properly. I would also highly recommend a battery backup system with a backup sump pump.

These investment are a must have in a finished basement.