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Old 07-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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How do I eliminate or seal concrete basement wall from the inside?

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Old 07-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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How do I eliminate or seal concrete basement wall from the inside?
I'd get a dehumidifier.

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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1st, let's discuss ' eliminate ' basement wall from the inside - are you really sure you want to do this ? ? ? if so, run a sawzall along the sill plate to free the house then jack up the house & diamond saw the walls loose from the footer if attached,,, can't imagine why you would want to do this but its your house

2nd, why do you think your bsmt walls need sealing - this assumes you're now leaving them in place.
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pls, do NOT give out advice unless you know what you're talking about as it degrades the forum's credibility,,, appreciate your effort to be helpful but nothing you posted works ,,, generally speaking, one either MANAGES leaking water from the inside OR STOPS IT from the outside,,, concrete sealer won't do dick nor will ANY paint - even drylock
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The basement wall where the water was entering was repaired from the inside of the house actual leaks must be stopped either by sealing them inside with a concrete. Always use regular concrete sealer or an oil based paint.
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How do you know what the OP did?
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:01 AM   #6
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you can't stop water coming in from the inside, you will have to dig up the ground around where its at outside and look for cracks in the foundation, or places where it is not sealed. fix the crack if there is any, and reseal the foundation from the outside... if you put drylock on the inside or paint it to hide it with latex you will just be storing the water in the foundation as it has no real place to go

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