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nicktrexler
how to fix warped paneling in basement?

We have 4x8 sheets of paneling (1/4 in. thick) on our finished basement walls. They've recently become warped. We have peered behind, and there's no mold or moisture coming through the cinderblock. Is there a way to flatten it out again with glue or nails, or should we tear it off and replace it?

thorson
Re: how to fix warped paneling in basement?
nicktrexler wrote:

We have 4x8 sheets of paneling (1/4 in. thick) on our finished basement walls. They've recently become warped. We have peered behind, and there's no mold or moisture coming through the cinderblock. Is there a way to flatten it out again with glue or nails, or should we tear it off and replace it?

We are having the same problem, what did you do to fix it?

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: how to fix warped paneling in basement?

If you are seeing paste board, that is what paneling is, warping or curving, you have moisture. Concrete block is very porous and will allow a lot of moisture to seep thru. Plus you stated this is in a basement. There is humidity down there. You may not feel the actual water or see it. But there is moisture. Only way to fix the issue, or to remove all the paneling, seal the concrete block, attached furring strips to the block and install a new wall covering to the furring strip. Set a dehumidifier down there and take note at the mount of water it will extract from the air.

Andrew

Handy Andy in Mt Airy

Axel
Re: how to fix warped paneling in basement?

We had this problem in old office where we just rented space. Every week people came, looked under the paneling and went away. Now, fortunately, we have built our own office with help of Insidesquad (http://www.insidesquad.com/retail-construction/), the building is new and it has no flaws.

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