Another...basement floor question!
We have a 1920's house and probably originally had a dirt floor in the basement. Sometime in the 70's it was dug out and a slab was poured, however it appears no membrane was laid. The floor has never cracked, but it does mitigate moisture at times. Not "wet" (in some places) never wet but just enough to cause failure to water based glues.
We had VTC flooring laid at the suggestion of the contractor, floor professionals and the plumber who all said that there was a need for water remediation. This is just vapor and not "water". We have areas were absolutely no moisture transpires. There is no landscaping anywhere near these areas, it's all near the driveway. No water appears to ever have gotten into the walls or through the walls in this area.
In the back we had tile failure due to two floodings last year during hurricane season. That is very rare for us to experience and have not had flooding again but did have glue failure with the tile.
The tile color we chose became obsolute (Azrock), and the floor specialist we used and another flooring man both suggest relaying a similar floor. I don't think it makes much sense if that particular product uses water soluble glues (plus nothing else "goes" that they have to offer. In a few areas the floor leveler has failed (after 3 years). The contractor who installed it said that sometimes happens. The other fellow we had look at it said it was laid poorly). It causes lumps under the tile where it is lifting away.
I have no idea what should be done. We need a basement floor that is basic and I like a 50's look: simple, easy to care for (which is why I chose VTC). If the concrete could be refinished and sealed that would be fine, but I'm not sure how to proceed.
girlgroupgirl (who usually frequents the gardening forums!)