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Old 05-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #16
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you ever use hydro ban? no water gets through it! ever life time warranty check em out they water proof all forms of masonry and dry wall.


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Until the water intrusion issues are dealt with on the “outside” any efforts on the inside is just putting lipstick on a pig and solves nothing imo.
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With that much water there you won't get long term relief with any wall treatment. If the source can't be arrested from the outside then a permanent drainage system on the inside that is tended by a floor drain or sump pump will be the only way to keep the walls from being saturated all the time.
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a few things you can do to dry it out. 1 french drain the out side! 2 if that can't be done there is another way to do it. do a inside french drain take a cement saw cut a 16 inch wide strip out might have to jack hammer it out in the floor dig a pit for a sump pump build your french tile drain along that wall going in to the sump re cover it up with cement and that will fix it those are your best solutions to your water problem.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by airtas View Post
We drilled some weeping holes into the concrete and it was full of water.

What would happen if you painted over everything without scrubbing?
You'll likely get a letter from the attorney of the folks you sold the house to, claiming that you purposely disguised know defects with the foundation and they were discovered when all the paint started peeling off again. Guess how I know??

If the walls have water in them above the basement floor level, you're going to need interior drainage (toe-board) work done in the basement. Once the water gets inside the wall cavity, it will either need to drain freely to a crock or other planned exit, or it will build up and eventually leak out of the front. I don't care what kind of product you coat the inside with, it can be the world's strongest epoxy, it will still be attached to concrete block that are slowly "rotting" away and it will fail.........


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