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Waterproofing Basement - Drylok vs Thoroseal

Posted by jnjmom (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 7, 08 at 9:04

Have posted this in the building a home forum, but found this section and figure it's more appropriate here:

We are planning on sealing the exterior of our basement DIY. (This is a new construction)

The lot is well sloped and drainage will not be a problem. DH and I plan on sealing the outside with Drylok or Thoroseal and then covering that with the peel and stick plastic with tar backing. This may be a bit overkill, but safer now than later.

I will also use a generous amount of gravel and have the drainpipe at the base of the footer. The question I have is whether to use the Drylok or Thoroseal for the first coat, any suggestions?

Here is a link that might be useful: House Blog


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RE: Waterproofing Basement - Drylok vs Thoroseal

I've used both and there is no comparison.
Thoroseal. Drylok is a waste of money. Really.
IMO, there is no such thing as overkill when it comes to ensuring a dry basement.
You will never regret doing it now(on the exterior) and doing it right.
You're on the right track.


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RE: Waterproofing Basement - Drylok vs Thoroseal

Thanks, dougmh - I appreciate it!


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