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Old 01-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Iím getting ready to finish my basement and I want to avoid (as much as possible) any future mold issues. Iím planning to apply 2Ē of closed cell foam between the wall studs and the cement but I was wondering if itís worth the cost to apply a waterproof paint to the cement prior to foaming?

I realize that cement is always wet but I have no visible leakage.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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The wet evaporates as soon as it forms.

No dryloc unless you have a interior drain system; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...lation-systems

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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2Ē closed cell foam will be very efficient insulating the wall from the earth's 68*f ambient temp,,, there is NO waterproof paint,,, there are some coatings that will be suitable for tank coatings however your issue would be the reverse - exterior water would still penetrate the wall to the coating & then lift off the paint,,, better you should coat the walls w/either kryton OR xypex & leave the stuff on the shelves at the apron/vest store,,, yes, it IS worth the cost/effort but nothing will work if its 1/2 ass'd which path you've already begun,,, a properly constructed concrete bsmt wall is never ' always wet '

any visible leakage can take years to show itself yet, in the meantime, damage is occurring unbeknownst to anyone
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exterior water would still penetrate the wall to the coating & then lift off the paint
Why wouldn't the same happen to one of the products that you mention: kryton OR xypex

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better you should coat the walls w/either kryton OR xypex & leave the stuff on the shelves at the apron/vest store,,, yes, it IS worth the cost
Any idea what the cost is? I can't find pricing without calling a rep.

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a properly constructed concrete bsmt wall is never ' always wet '

I guess what I meant to say is that concrete always has water in it...right??
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I guess what I meant to say is that concrete always has water in it...right??
I don't think so. It does take time for slabs and blocks to dry, but they don't have infinite water in them. Concrete is porous, and water will move through it. If you don't have water penetrating from the outside, and you don't have excessive humidity hitting cold blocks, you should not have "wet" blocks. Do a search here; many threads on this topic.
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