"Waterproof" Drywall Behind Counter Top Sink Reveals Toxic Black Mold
This basement was previously finished with assorted materials that claimed to be 'waterproof' and 'mold-tough', including greenboard and waterproof sheetrock. A quick removal of the cabinets & counter top reveals a wall riddled in black mold.
Black Mold Finds Its Way Back Behind Baseboard Trim
Sandwiching your typical wood baseboard trim up against drywall is never good in a moisture situation. The homeowner now sees the effects of basement moisture.
Conventional Building Materials Are Simply Not Designed To Be In a Basement Environment
Your basement, regardless of how 'dry' it is, still allows water to wick through the porous concrete or stone foundation. Putting up conventional wood/drywall walls only traps the water that wicks through and doesn't allow it to evaporate. Leaving the perfect real estate for reproducing black mold.