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Do I need a moisture barrier for my situation?
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sparky12
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Posted: September 19, 2008 3:17 PM

Hello everyone.


I am installing tile in my basement over a concrete slab. Should I use a moisture barrier or is tile okay without one?
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 22, 2008 5:27 PM

RE: Do I need a moisture barrier for my situation?
Moisture will not likely hurt your tile but it never hurts to use an anti-fracture/anti-moisture membrane such as RedGard by Custom Products. This will not only block moisture seepage but will also protect your tiles from cracking should a slab crack develop. You can purchase it at Home Depot.
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sparky12
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Posted: September 27, 2008 2:00 AM

RE: Do I need a moisture barrier for my situation?
I think I will go with one to be safe.  Do you know about how much the ones that you recommended will cost? Thanks
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 28, 2008 11:09 AM

RE: Do I need a moisture barrier for my situation?
RedGard by Custom Building Products is a thick liquidous product that can be rolled, brushed, or troweled on. It comes in two sizes. The one gallon container covers about 110 s/f costs around $40. The 3.5 gallon container covers about 385 s/f and costs around $120 at Home Depot and other flooring distributers.
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - Tile Productions
 
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sparky12
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Posted: September 29, 2008 11:09 PM

RE: Do I need a moisture barrier for my situation?
Thanks Michael,

$40 isn't bad.  I'd say it was well worth the price,
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