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Old 04-26-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Getting ready to stud out a basement which has poured walls. Most of the tabs for (I'm assuming) holding the forms together are still there. The only problem that I see is that they transfer the cold weather through them. I also guess that some of them may be right where a stud will be located.

Is it o.k. or recommended to remove them and if so - how? Also, if I remove them, do I need to put a sealer over the area? I don't have any water issues (leaks) now and I don't want to start any!
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The wall ties are perferated so that they will break away easily at the surface when tapped sideways with a hammer. As for sealing, I wouldn't be concerned, as they should already be sealed from the exterior.

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Or... you can impale 2" foamboard on them and stud out the wall in front of the foamboard.
I would think there's a small chance they're sealed on the exterior, very small.
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Or... I would think there's a small chance they're sealed on the exterior, very small.
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Maybe not, but if it has a sprayed on damproofing, they should be sealed up OK. I can't see any benefit to leavign them on from a water leakage standpoint.
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I have a few in my 50's basement that allowed a trickle of water in during repeated heavy rain in March
This was the most rain on record since 1885
If you are going to remove them I would seal them before you close it up
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Maybe not, but if it has a sprayed on damproofing, they should be sealed up OK. I can't see any benefit to leavign them on from a water leakage standpoint.
You might be projecting a universal competence in foundation contractors that does not exist. You might do this as a matter of course, but others are not so diligent. By the time the issue raises it's head, these guys are long gone.
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Thanks all. Since about 75% of the basement is underground and, to date, I have had zero water in the basement (fingers crossed x2), I have to believe there is at least some sealer on the outside. However, if there is any doubt, I may just seal around them whether I break them off or not. Or, should I only seal around the tabs that need to be broken off?

So, who's got a recommendation on what to put on there to seal them up? I already have two coats of Dri-Lok on the walls.
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Tried to send a PM but apparently haven't posted enough (yet) to do so. From previous posts - sounds like I should seal around the tabs (or where the tabs used to be) so wadda I use? A caulk tube of ordinary concrete sealer? If I'm going to do it, I'd like to use a product that has a history of success with our expertistas
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