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Old 06-10-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Didn't now if I had to tar the foundation before I back filled

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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Welcome.

More info would help to respond.
Where is the garage located? What type of foundation?

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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The garage is in P.A. its not attached to the house its four feet in the ground
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8 inch block
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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how sad is this, sheetz ?

you only need to ' tar ' the foundation walls if you don't want water leaking into it then again, can't imagine having a partially underground garage but haven't been in pennsylvania in yrs,,, what did your local bldg dept say/recommend ? IF you would like the wall to last longer w/o bulging, it would be helpful to pour concrete into the cells as block have MUCH less resistance to soil pressure than conc

you wouldn't be using ' tar ' in any event as that must be applied as a hot liquid,,, IF it were mine & i wanted it to last, i would use troweled-on roofing cement & protect it w/hdpe dimpleboard ( miradrain / sonneborn / meadows )
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Didn't now if I had to tar the foundation before I back filled
How did it pass inspection?
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:26 AM   #7
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There's no benefit to damproofing/tarring a 4' frost wall.

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