I’m doing a basement remodel because of extensive termite damage. The existing walls are painted but not with a sealer and it is peeling in spots along with lots of cemented on mud by the termites. I want to silicone 6 mil poly to the wall to block any further water from getting to the new insulation and framing.
The customer is worried about mold going between the plastic and wall and suggests I repaint the wall. Since the present paint is peeling a new coat over it ain’t going to make it stick any better, and my thoughts are if mold is going to grow the poly will have little bearing on it.
The water problem is also being addressed outside with improved drainage.
Any thoughts on this or suggestions are greatly needed as I can’t start framing till either I and the homeowner are convinced on a solution.