21 Aug '13, 4am

what is the best moisture barrier to use on a basement ceiling? #green

We own a 1903 cottage in a mountainous, wet (zone 6) area of Central Pennsylvania and have a major moisture problem. Half the basement has a dug out red clay floor and other half has a concrete basement. The cottage is surrounded by trees and doesn't get a lot of direct sun. Our cottage is like a sponge... a constant battle with mold and mildew! We are looking into a home dehumidifier system, redirecting the rain fall and finishing off the red clay flooring. ( we have heavy duty plastic down now - helps) Does anyone have any good recommendation for a spray sealant for the basement ceiling that would create an effective moisture barrier? Thank you in advance for your help. Elizabeth

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