Cold basement floor
We will be hiring a contractor in the next year or so to finish our walk-out basement. In the meantime, we're researching methods and products to ensure that we know how to talk with the contractors we invite to bid the project. We want to make sure the end result is a dry, well-lit, warm space.
One of our concerns is how to keep damp and cold from emanating up from the poured concrete floor. In the 13 years we've owned the house, the floor has always appeared to be dry with no seepage, but I understand that there could be moisture coming through that currently dissipates into the air. That moisture would be trapped under flooring and cause problems if not addressed first.
What products should we research that would address both the possibility of damp as well as insulation of basement floors?