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Old 02-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Sealing Rim Joists for water


Hello -
Remodeling a basement and have noticed some water coming in from the still plate. I have begun to fix this with spray foam and will seal with silicone as well as make sure the outside is correctly sealed.

There is one other place that I have noticed water damage on the rim joists. along with making sure all outside joints are sealed I want to seal from the inside. Using silicone is had due to the space constrains.

Was thinking on using the roofing cement/tar that I could use a brush to reach in the corners.

Is this something that work or should I seal with silicone and insulation?

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Old 02-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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I donno,... I think I'd stop the water from the Outside, 'n let it dry out to the inside....
A run of flashing, whatever it takes to keep the water Out...

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As Bondo said, divert the outside water with metal first, then inside- use foam board and canned foam to keep the basement air from condensing on it; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...m-at-rim-joist

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