Re: [DML] Garage Carpet??
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Re: [DML] Garage Carpet??

Moisture can come up through the cement and it is present in the air.  The
way to truly control this is to seal the cement and install a dehumidifier.
Carpets and tarps only hide the problem.  Or a Carcoon.


-------------- Original message from "Piszar" <piszar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> "I was told carpeting in the garage was a good idea to help cut down 
> on moisture..." 
> Actually it will have the opposite effect. The carpet will actually 
> hold moisture, not a good thing to have sitting under your car. 
> Humidity comes up through concrete and the carpet can soak it up like 
> a sponge. 
> What you do want is to park on a large plastic or rubber mat, which 
> will act as a moisture barrier. This is especially useful for those 
> of us who store our cars during the long, damp winter months. 
> Many people are surprised to see all the moisture under the mat after 
> a month or so, moisture that would have been collecting under the car. 
> I suppose if you put down a plastic or rubber mat THEN put carpet 
> over that it would be OK, but would just be a fru-fru item more than 
> anything. 
> Sandor 
> # 3002 

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