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Ed's suggestion is fine. Another option is to assume it will leak and built to allow it to happen as a rain screen wall. A rain screen wall has a waterproof interior, an air gap, then the exterior siding. Any water getting behind the siding can air dry within this gap.
The best way would be to dado the boards so they have a small overlap; some people call this "shiplap". The dado can be done on a table saw and is best with a dado blade set whose width you can adjust. Take ½ the thickness off the face of 1 board and ½ off the back. You choose the overlap from 3/8" to 1" but make them all the same. This makes a ...
I have concurred that any interior cinder block wall has to be covered with insulation and drywall to prevent cold and mildew.
Depending on your location, basements will emit moisture in some degree or another. The concrete floor may appear dry, but moisture does pass through it and into the room. A tile floor probably wouldn't prevent moisture from reaching the room due to the grout joints. I've heard about heavy duty concrete sealers, but that would prevent bonding of the thinset ...
DPC is a water-impermeable horizontal layer, typically a type of plastic sheet, that you would find between two courses of masonry at the foot of a wall above outside ground level (e.g. one or two bricks above outside ground level). Its job is to prevent water rising by capillary action through the masonry etc from the wet ground below. Obviously if the DPC ...
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