we have asbestos tile (or lead?, the inspector told my girlfriend not to remove it). We want to put vinyl plank right on top of the tile. Does anyone know what we should use to try to encapsulate the tile better and provide ensured waterproofing?
More info: The tiles are sitting right on top of the concrete. The binder was some kind of black adhesive. Some tiles are missing on two corners about 3'x3' areas each. A couple of chipped tiles in the center area.
There's never been standing water and I haven't seen any moisture other than some condensation on the water in pipe. Relative humidity at most has been 60% usually 10%-15% higher than the 1st floor. We live in New England and a good part of the basement is above ground as there are windows that are a good 2 feet in height starting at the ground level.
We're looking to just cover this area first as there are other areas (rooms) in the basement that is bare concrete the previous owners didn't bother to tile. The room we want to cover is about 200 sqft.