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WNYPortGirl 02-29-2008 10:44 PM

Opinion needed Elastomeric paints!
 
I live in AZ and have a stucco/block combination construction tri-level home. We have been plagued recently with some pretty major leaks in the walls of the home and we're trying to figure out where the water has come from so we can make sure that before the damaged flooring gets replaced, we have the water intrusion taken care of.
We have had numerous contractors out to the house only to give confused answers. One guy told us to put gutters on the house because when it rains, we have water pooling and it's seeping into the lower level that way (although the walls downstairs are dry...). Only problem is, WHERE do you divert the water to?
One guy had NO idea (obviously, we aren't choosing him).
We had a roofer come yesterday to give an estimate on the roof leak (which by the way, it's been determined ISN'T the cause of the leak in the sub-level) and he had said that when the house was built 20 years ago, there were no weep holes put in at the stucco/block junction, so more than likely the water coming in downstairs is a result of trapped water somewhere in the walls of the money pit we own. His suggestion was to paint the entire house with an Elastomeric Paint insted of paying a contractor to install weep holes.
Does anyone know about this kind of product and/or recommend a good brand? How well of an alternative would this be to weep holes in the house?
Thanks!

tverhoef 03-01-2008 10:44 AM

elast o meric
 
A bout 18 years ago elast o meric was used solly on trailer home roofs over the years it become a product that is used in the painting field for waterproofing. It has a life span of about 20 to 25 years however when it does start breaking down its a bear for your next prep.

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Originally Posted by WNYPortGirl (Post 103185)
I live in AZ and have a stucco/block combination construction tri-level home. We have been plagued recently with some pretty major leaks in the walls of the home and we're trying to figure out where the water has come from so we can make sure that before the damaged flooring gets replaced, we have the water intrusion taken care of.
We have had numerous contractors out to the house only to give confused answers. One guy told us to put gutters on the house because when it rains, we have water pooling and it's seeping into the lower level that way (although the walls downstairs are dry...). Only problem is, WHERE do you divert the water to?
One guy had NO idea (obviously, we aren't choosing him).
We had a roofer come yesterday to give an estimate on the roof leak (which by the way, it's been determined ISN'T the cause of the leak in the sub-level) and he had said that when the house was built 20 years ago, there were no weep holes put in at the stucco/block junction, so more than likely the water coming in downstairs is a result of trapped water somewhere in the walls of the money pit we own. His suggestion was to paint the entire house with an Elastomeric Paint insted of paying a contractor to install weep holes.
Does anyone know about this kind of product and/or recommend a good brand? How well of an alternative would this be to weep holes in the house?
Thanks!


sirwired 03-03-2008 07:07 AM

If water is coming through your walls, then water is inside your walls. This is extremely bad from a perspective of mold growing inside your house.

Fix the problem by getting the weep holes installed instead fixing the symptoms with water-blocking paint.

SirWired


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