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basement waterproofing (by RICK BERNARD [RI]) Jan 12, 2021 2:33 PM
       basement waterproofing (by plenty [MO]) Jan 12, 2021 4:04 PM
       basement waterproofing (by myob [GA]) Jan 12, 2021 5:11 PM
       basement waterproofing (by Dee Ann [WI]) Jan 12, 2021 8:01 PM
       basement waterproofing (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 12, 2021 8:31 PM
       basement waterproofing (by Jason [VA]) Jan 13, 2021 11:54 AM
       basement waterproofing (by Hoosier [IN]) Jan 13, 2021 3:39 PM

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basement waterproofing (by RICK BERNARD [RI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 2:33 PM

seal basement leaks with coating

basement waterproofing (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 4:04 PM

Is there a question? We have had success with hydraulic cement and hiring drain tiles with sub pump. What your question?

basement waterproofing (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 5:11 PM

SEAL with coating? have you seen a dog chase it's tail?

Call some pro's in and get some ideas.

basement waterproofing (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:01 PM

We had a basement leak for a long time waiting for hubby to fix. Great success when he was in quarantine by digging out the cracks deep then the hydraulic cement, which expands as it dries. He smoothed it to make ready for waterproof paint. Two-three coats of the paint depending on the color you chose. We used a combo of white on top, grey on lower three bricks. We knew it would work as we had done it in other basement areas years ago.

basement waterproofing (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 8:31 PM

For best results then a waterproof barrier has to installed on the outside where that involves digging out. If sump can be dug then a sump pump will drain out a lot of water. In the meantime can seal up cracks if can see water coming in. Older buildings were built with fewer less stringent building codes where now building techniques and materials are better.

basement waterproofing (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 11:54 AM

I would install a perimeter drain around interior of the basement and have them drain into a sump basin located at the lowest point of the drain.

Make sure the drains slope toward the pit so you aren't left with stagnant water.

Install a good pump, like Zoeller. After replacing Big box pumps year after year, that's the only one I'll use now as I have yet to need to replace one.

It's a significant project, but it'll make the basement usable. Even if are able to locate and seal the leak, a perimeter drain is still a good choice.

basement waterproofing (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Jan 13, 2021 3:39 PM

As a former home inspector, I saw basement moisture issues all the time. Most people attack it incorrectly by focusing on how to keep the water from coming in. The best approach is to focus on controlling the ground water outside of the house by extending downspouts making sure the gutters are not clogged and sloping the ground away from the house. Focus on those items first.

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