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Old 12-02-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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My garage is built in a side hill which had collapsed , I dug the hill out cribbed the garage and re blocked the walls that needed to be repaired. I have parged the walls that are going to be buried and put gig O around the garage for drainage. Just want to know the options i have to waterproof the walls!

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what is ' gig O ' ? ? ? we use sonneborn's ' sonolastic ' [ no financial interest ] protected by delta drain [ generic name ] however you may also use trowel grade fiber-reinforced roofing cement,,, you'll also need a properly constructed & filtered toe drain,,, water runs downhill - we just direct it as gently as possible - good luck !

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Parging really should not be run below grade, Foundation sealer below grade on the exposed block of foundation, (looks like roofing tar) and parge above grade. It really does not need sealer but any clear masony seal will work if it makes you feel better but will do little good below grade.
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I guess different people have different definitions of "parging". In the masonry industry. it has been referred to as a thin coat of cement and sand used to make the surface smooth and dense enough to put "waterproofing" materials over. - A good parge will allow the "waterproofing" to act close to what is claimed. After that the decision is up to the owner/contractor that is fair game for the advertising people to influence the selection.

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welcome aboard, joe - new car, dick ? do either of you fellows have any idea what a ' gig O ' is ?

don't think we've ever parged below-grade unless some silly inspector/owner/engineer rqst'd it,,, merry Christmas !
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I think "gig O" is meant to be "big O", which the cheap flexible pipe that is easy to put in the ground. You can easily end up with some low spots and curves that increase the to amount if silt and debris accumulation.

It is meant for cheap installations, with little control over results.

The car was my first and I sold it with 150,000 miles on it.

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when selling, we describe that as ' specified flexible HDPE pipe ', NEVER cheap **** 150K on a packard ? can remember when 100K was historic - now its nothing g
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Mistaken post.

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when selling, we describe that as ' specified flexible HDPE pipe ', NEVER cheap **** 150K on a packard ? can remember when 100K was historic - now its nothing g
Look closely - It is a 1952 Ford Crestliner 2-door hardtop. Did throw in a week-end overhaul with about 90,000 miles on it -Bought it for $475 from my girlfriends step father in 1957 and sold it for $325 in 1963.

I don't know the absolute material costs, but I usually see it on sloppy installations with a problem, since normally poor base prepation seems to go hand in hand with the stuff. In years with low snow amounts, it seems to plug more by spring than the smooth pvc that drains faster, especially in the unperforated sections.


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$ 50 for a 50' roll at the apron stores,,, from my observation, most systems clog because there's no way to svce them ( no cleanouts from which the owner can flush sediment thru to the sump ),,, the current product on the shelves is a socked pipe - not for our systems as it allows surrounding fines/sediment to clog the filter cloth sooner,,, we still excavate 12" deep x 12" wide & line w/filter cloth prior to bedding # 57 stone, 4" pipe, & 57 cover.

$ 150 for 6yrs use is fairly inexpensive i think pitch aids drainage - 1":10' promotes velocity, no ?

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