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Old 06-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #61
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I received all my shipments...

Blue Max (1 gal) -- $54.99
Drylok Extreme (5 gal) -- $129.00
Radon Seal (5 gal) -- $193.00

Step 1:

Use Blue Max over top of the hydraulic cement!!


More pics coming as I start sealing the basement walls...
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #62
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What do you plan to do for the rest of the foundation? I don't see any type of seal at all. Concrete is porous so moisture will still get in. Or is there some type of transparent seal I don't see?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #63
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Unfortunately, digging up the whole outside is out of the question. Just digging that whole was a pain in my a$$.

I plan on digging a trench and installing a drain tile system again the front wall footer, while drilling out weeping holes.

Not to mention 3-4 coats of Radon Seal, plus Drylok Extreme over top of that.

Now, with that said, I never knew if that crack I just patched caused an issue in the basement. Whenever it rained really hard, it never seeped or leaked anywhere in that area on the inside. The only place it leaked was under the front stoop, because of the door threshold, which is now fixed...
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #64
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I got a quote to fix my basement (similar issues) and they'll dig it up, put rubberwall and new weeping tile. It's not cheap. 13k in my case. I had thought of doing it by hand but the thought was just insane. So I see where you're coming from.

I would not finish the basement till you eventually decide to do it though. The drylock on the inside is going to hold up for some point but eventually you'll have issues. If after a few years with big rainfalls you don't see any signs of moisture then you could go ahead with finishing the basement. Proper grading will help a lot too.
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Oh yea, as soon as this Blue Max dries, I'm having my whole yard ripped up, re-graded and sodded. I'm with ya
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Starting the Radon Seal on the basement walls...
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...and the train keeps on moving... Before I get my yard graded and re-sodded, they asked that I move the window well up 4-5 inches for a proper grade...

All that is missing is a toilet in my front yard
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Now that the Radon Seal had time to setup and do its thing, it is now time for the Drylok Extreme. Wall pictures are of the second coat. First coat was with a specific waterproofing paint brush, the second coat was with a roller.

Also some close ups of what the block looks like (no pin holes!)

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Looks good!
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Thanks Red. I just sprayed half of the front wall with 4 coats of Radon Seal. Just waiting the 10 days for it to completely set up and then I'll drylok the front.

If you look at my previous pictures of the front wall, I need to get that white paint off the blocks that was there when I pulled off the drywall. I tried a few things from HD but nothing is working... Any idea?
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really not sure, short of something crazy like a sandblaster. It's hard getting stuff off that texture because of how pourous it is. I've been trying to get drywall dust out of my floor for years and that's not even paint.
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Try lightning strip! It comes in a spray bottle and works on concrete block foundations too, I used it on a portion of my basement and it comes off easily after letting it sit for a few hours....
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Cool thanks. I'm looking at Knute's site now. Looks like you have to call to place an order. Are there any local shops that sell this stuff, in your searching?
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The only place I could find to order it from was the lightning strip website... It was quick and came in like 2-3 days!
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Cool, thanks! I ordered it from their website as well and its on its way.

Now for a picture update. I had the HVAC guys in to move the duct work closer to the steel beam and change out some registers, new line set, etc.

Total cost was $1,075.
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