Trying to decide which drywall type to use in my basement. (Mold resistant, moisture resistant, fire resistant.)
Im building a room in the basement. May not be the highest quality but i need to get it done so i dont risk losing the house. (long story). But the room will house my pets who require a room where i can control the temperature.
When i first got this place a year ago, i found out the last owner did a very cheap so called finishing job down there. Which consisted of gluing thin wooden panels right to the cinder block walls. Blocking off ventilation. And a window that didnt open but did leak. Along with some water issues on the other side of the basement. (Not bad, yet. Not a flooding type. More of a slow small leak. But its not something i can take care of right now. I will have to make due.) - So there was a good bit of mold that developed.
I spent the last year cleaning and re cleaning down there. Removing everything and getting it out of the house. Cleaning again. etc. Among other things.
The windows are replaced and i have not seen a single leak from them in the last year. And the side of the basement im building the room has remained dry. - (The small leaking on the other side of the room is still there tho. Cant fix right now.)
So now i have most of my room planned out. More of a make shift temporary room since i cant/dont want to build right up against the cinder block walls yet. So it will be a room in a room. The new rooms walls will be in a couple feet from the cinder block walls. So there will be air flow through there.
But a room in a room means i will need a drywall backing as well as in the room itself. (All that to ask a question -_- )
So im trying to decide which dry wall type to use tho.
Mold resistant. Sounds good considering the past. But it all should be gone now, and im trying to keep it that way.
Moisture resistant. Also sounds good. Maybe better considering the slow leak on the other end of the basement (usually with heavy rain.)
Or fire resistant. Which i hadnt thought of much until now. But the furnace is down there. And one of the rooms walls will be a few feet away from it.
So that is kinda close as well. So im not sure which of the types i should go with.