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Old 08-28-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Coating/sealing basement dirt walls


i own a older home with a basement. The foundation walls have exposed dirt-as this was somewhat common in older homes. the floor is concrete. i need to coat this exposed dirt with something to seal and keep down the earth smell/dampness in my basement. I am a realtor and once I saw a white coating-thick sealer in a basement on these type walls. any ideas thank you

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Parging the walls is not likely to hold up. I would say you have 2 choices 1 build a form and pour concrete or 2 build concrete block wall.

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Concrete is the only way to go.
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we'd install an air exchanger instead unless the dirt's objectionable then install 20mm vapor barrier, too
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