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Old 08-06-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Need Advice Repairing Basement Walls


Greetings:
I need advice on tackling my basement walls. Outside was graded etc. years ago.
I want to repair and then paint with DriLock or such and am not sure how to start/prep or what to use. Photos attached......any help appreciated! Thanks-Trish
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:47 AM   #2
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from our pics, it looks like drylock-type product was already installed & is failing as it usually does - moisture IN the wall is causing it to fail & lose adhesion. most know this by reading previous posts. the only guys who recommend those products are the folks who sell them or others yet unaware of the product's limitations.

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Thanks so much for your reply! Any suggestions?
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #4
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from both plugs in the 1 socket of the receptacle, i'd guess you have a sump pump w/separate pendant float switch - even a french drain ? not much you can do for the walls except remove all the paint & let the walls breathe,,, of course, the REAL solution depends on the size of your purse.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:11 PM   #5
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Yes, you got it, sump pump with float and french drain......small purse too---won't make it any smaller by purchasing those "products". Thanks for the good advice!
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