Wait a few months to carpet new basement?
We're hoping to begin building this month, if the weather permits the digging and pouring of the basement. We anticipate a lot of snow and rain in the basement before the house is dried in. The basement will be totally underground with three window wells. I've read on this forum that carpet should not be used in a basement for obvious reasons. If we do decide to carpet the basement, would it be best to let the concrete dry for several months to a year before installing it? We plan on running a dehumidifier. There will also be a direct vent fireplace in one corner that should help with the drying out process. Should we allow extra time for the floor to dry before putting down any type of flooring or cement finish?