Waterproofing new basement foundation

moravianDecember 29, 2007

Concrete block foundation, 8' underground, suggested waterproofing products? Has anyone used the liquid rubber products from either Ames or Aquaseal?

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If you're not backfilled, asphalt cutback followed by a polyethylene dimpled membrane, such as Delta, is very effective. An even higher-standard of protection is to combine a roll-on or spray-on rubber membrane followed by the membrane.

But don't forget the basics--properly installed weeping tiles, free-flowing fill (ideally topped by clay), sloped yard, downspouts away from the foundation.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2007 at 11:09PM
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