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Old 10-03-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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101 uses for Tar...

I noticed a few small leaks in my basement in a few places and thought "drylock?"

Well, I removed some drywall from a side wall and was greated with a 5x5 section of foundation wall that the previous owner/tenent? decided to tar.
Yes, tar, as in driveway covering, black, not coming off - tar.

Any ideas as to how I could possibly remove it so I can try to correct any underlying isses properly?

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Old 10-03-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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101 uses for Tar...

That's no good!

Bituminous coatings are regularly applied to the outside of foudation walls to keep moisture out, but it sure isn't something that should be applied to the inside.

I don't know of anything that will cut it, and you'll certainly never get the concrete walls clean, even if you scrape it off. Never. It will have soaked into the concrete.

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