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Last Updated: , Created: Tuesday, September 14th, 1999

Protecting wood from moisture in concrete

Concrete will allow water or water vapour to move through it quite easily, so any wood in contact with concrete must either be pressure treated wood, or you should have a plastic separator between the wood and the concrete. A simple slip of polyethylene plastic is all it takes to prevent rot at the bottom of your basement partition wall.

Keywords: Preserved Wood, Pressure Treated, Moisture, Walls, Concrete, Rot, Basement, Wood

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