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can concrete touch drywall when raising a floor

Kristina Tilson
2 months ago

Hi, we want to convert our garage into a room and to do so need to raise the floor and the architect says they best way to do so is to pour concrete. However we keep reading online that if concrete touches drywall, it could cause a mold issue. The architect keeps telling us people do this all the time and not to worry but we are concerned. We also don’t want to use wood to create the elevation because we don’t want that crawl space underneath where pests can get in. Please pardon the mess in the photo - but does anyone have suggestions? Can we do this with concrete without concrete touching drywall that has wood studs behind it?

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