What can I install directly on the block wall right next to my steps.?

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redoing basement cheap as possible.

So I have steps leading to my dry basement. The steps have a 1/4″ gap between steps and block walls. What can I install on the walls. Everything I read you need a vapor space.

Thinking installing sheet rock directly to walls or hardboard (faux board) right to the wall. But don’t know if thats a good idea with mold. or do you just stucco or thin set right on the block and paint.

This is the only problem area, everywhere else has foam and hat channel.

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jeremy 4 years 1 Answer 587 views 0

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    Honestly, it’s going to really depend on how dry when you say dry and if that block wall is underground. Either way, I would at least rock that area with a green sheetrock (mold resistant) and you’ll be fine.

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