Our mid-terrace house will be ready at the end of September. We are currently looking for a tiler.
Our question is, can we tile the basement right away because of the humidity?
I have heard that you can't paint the walls in the basement for 1-2 years because there is moisture in the house and when you move in you bring the moisture with you.
What about floor tiles in the basement?
If it's so urgent, why not invest and pay the extra price for a quick screed that can be tiled in a few days?
It can be dried in a short time with a construction blow dryer and a suitable screed heater. However, the current outdoor temperature and humidity also play a role.
Finally, humidity is simply measured in several places.
And it's better to wait one week too long than to wait right after maximum residual humidity is reached.
Most people look at screeding as a kind of break from interior work and then devote themselves to other things (exterior installations, garage, patio, or any kind of sampling).
Why should the basement be any different than the first or second floor? Of course, you have to let the moisture out before you lock it in.
If the moisture in the screed is below a certain x value, you can drain.
I'd probably wait a year or two and let it dry on its own. Or do you absolutely need the tiles there sooner rather than later?
It remains unclear if the basement has underfloor heating? Then you can heat the basement dry like living rooms.
The heating system has a screed heating program for this purpose. The screed installer will usually give you the drying sequence, and you install the heating according to it.