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[Home Depot] Dricore Subfloor membrane panel

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dricor ... 1000112986

Regular HD price: 6.48 each
Home hardware sales: 5.97 each - sales end today

HD 10% price match discount 0.59 cents off.

Final price paid: 5.37 each.
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Newbie
Feb 4, 2017
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Home hardware sells Barricade, HD sells Dricore.
How’d you get a price match and what store?
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Apr 21, 2012
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Ontario
I'd recommend looking into DMX 1-step
Member
May 6, 2006
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Brampton
Another option for basement subfloor is Delta FL or Platon membrane then osb or plywood. You get a continuous moisture barrier and less expensive. See
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Apr 3, 2006
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Mar 3, 2016
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I paid $4.99 for Barricade at Lowe's. On sale maybe twice a year.
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Oct 28, 2004
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just my 2cents - if you are installing Dri-core hoping that in the event of flooding - the Dri-core will save your floor etc - forget it.

If you do get a bad flood - chances are the water will be higher than the dri-core & your floor combined. This will render the dri-core & floor useless. You'll need to rip both out, make sure everything is dry underneath and install new. This is the only way to ensure no mold growth..........


But if you are installing because of warmth, uneven foundation - then this will do............a bit expensive but this will do.

Another option is to look at DMX 1step........cheaper I think......

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Dec 10, 2008
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If you're willing to spend $6/sqft on a subfloor, at least insulate it with 1.5" XPS
Let's hug it out
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Sep 23, 2012
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Pincourt
ji2o0k wrote: just my 2cents - if you are installing Dri-core hoping that in the event of flooding - the Dri-core will save your floor etc - forget it.
These are not intended for large amounts of water. they are intended to provide an air path for moisture that wicks through the concrete, to try to mitigate mold growth.

these do not provide significant thermal barrier / warming from the concrete floor. My entire basement is done with this and floors feel cold-ish. Use a thicker floor with foam insulation if you have the headroom. I didn't so I had to use these panels.
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wstewart wrote: These are not intended for large amounts of water. they are intended to provide an air path for moisture that wicks through the concrete, to try to mitigate mold growth.

these do not provide significant thermal barrier / warming from the concrete floor. My entire basement is done with this and floors feel cold-ish. Use a thicker floor with foam insulation if you have the headroom. I didn't so I had to use these panels.
to clarify, even a "small water leak" as the Dri-core company claims that dri-core subfloor is to protect against is very misleading.

You get a leak (big or small) - you aren't going to leave it and hope that the "air-gap" between the concrete, dri-core and your floor will be dry even after using blowers. That is what I meant about thinking Dri-core will save your floor and prevent any remediation after you had a leak (small or big).

You'll remove the floor and the Dri-core to ensure everything is dry underneath and no mold growth.

And the company does promote that dri-core subfloor will make floors warmer (but clearly your actual experience proves otherwise)
DRICORE® Subfloor

Features & Benefits

Air Gap Technology helps protect against moisture, mold, mildew and small water leaks
Makes floors feel warmer with an R-value of 1.4
Softens finished floors against hard concrete

Helps promote healthy indoor air quality
Strong enough to support up to 6,642 lbs. per sq. ft.
Protects any finished floor type
Tongue and groove design makes installation fast and easy
Limited 25 year warranty
Link: https://dricore.com/products/dricore-subfloor/

I've had first-hand experience with a "leak" and this product - looking back, I don't think it was worth it at all.....

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Aug 18, 2009
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For those wanting more insulation look at Dricore+
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Jun 21, 2017
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Is it worth putting in Dricore or Dricore+ in new buils that already foam underneath the concrete floor or shoul a product like DMX be enough (and warm enough)?

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Jul 1, 2008
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Brampton, ON
we got DMX 1 Step and floor is warm enough.
Don't think spending extra on DriCore would add extra benefit

It's 5+ years and no issue with flooring.
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ji2o0k wrote: just my 2cents - if you are installing Dri-core hoping that in the event of flooding - the Dri-core will save your floor etc - forget it.

If you do get a bad flood - chances are the water will be higher than the dri-core & your floor combined. This will render the dri-core & floor useless. You'll need to rip both out, make sure everything is dry underneath and install new. This is the only way to ensure no mold growth..........


But if you are installing because of warmth, uneven foundation - then this will do............a bit expensive but this will do.

Another option is to look at DMX 1step........cheaper I think......

Excellent reply . I know by experience what you posted is spot
-on . The only question mark is the comment about uneven foundation .If uneven to an extent , the panels will not lock together tight
and will forever separate .
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Aug 16, 2005
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I guess cost must have gone up because $5.97 use to be regular price for Dricore at Home Depot for longest time. Looks like Barricade went up by a dollar too at Lowes. I went with Dricore for my basement and very happy with my subfloor.
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Feb 11, 2016
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ji2o0k wrote: to clarify, even a "small water leak" as the Dri-core company claims that dri-core subfloor is to protect against is very misleading.

You get a leak (big or small) - you aren't going to leave it and hope that the "air-gap" between the concrete, dri-core and your floor will be dry even after using blowers. That is what I meant about thinking Dri-core will save your floor and prevent any remediation after you had a leak (small or big).

You'll remove the floor and the Dri-core to ensure everything is dry underneath and no mold growth.
The poster you responded to didn't say anything about a leak. It helps with MOISTURE by allowing some airflow.
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make sure your concrete is level before using this, even with the dricore shims....
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Apr 4, 2017
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If I wanted to use a product like DMX 1-step, would I need to use a self-leveling product on the concrete first?

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