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Waterproofing new basement foundation

Posted by moravian (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 29, 07 at 21:53

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

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RE: Waterproofing new basement foundation

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.

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