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kfless

Covering damp asbestos tile floor in basement

kfless
8 years ago

I have a problem. We bought cheap interlocking vinyl planks to cover an old asbestos tile floor in our basement. Just as I was about to lay down this floor, I discovered water seeps up through the tile seams in a few spots. Not a lot, a shot glass full or less of water, but left covered, it could mold, no?Obviously, beneath the tiles, the foundation is letting in water. We have new large gutters and updated sump pumps to address water in the basement, but here water remains. Do I just float a floor over this? We can't afford to have asbestos people remove this floor to fix the foundation cracks. Not sure what my options are now at this point.

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