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Old 03-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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How can I seal blocks to prevent seepage.


With the north addition on our cabin we have two blocks of the old foundation exposed. How can i stop them from seeping moisture in the rainy season? Would plaster work?

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Plaster used inside.
If there exposed and not below ground then where's the water coming from?

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Is the ground properly graded so water runs away from the foundation?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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At the end of the day, nothing you can put on the inside will stop the moisture from coming through if you have poor grading or water management outside.

If you could stop the moisture, you might create an issue with hydraulic pressures working on the building. If you can stop the moisture from coming against the side, that is ideal. If not, you will want to manage how it comes through.
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best way is 1 a french drain move the water away, gutters etc. 2 use laticrete hydro Ban best water proofing stuff you can find.
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Thanks for all the responses. We are already in the process of dirt work & a french drain on south side of building along with guttering. The original footing is 8inches shallower on south side do the original slope of the ground. Looks as though water was being trapped as it moved under the floor. Do to the thick clay enough was being captured behind north footing to later seep through. With the excavation, guttering and laticrete hydro ban hopefully it will fix the problem. Thanks again.
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Mix plaster with white cement and add "fix it" in it, I insure you it will definitely help you

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