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Where To Start with Basements and More

DIY Basement Waterproofing Tips If your home’s basement foundation was not appropriately constructed, probably a demoralizing water seeping or condensation situation may occur whenever it rains heavily. No one would want to experience such a demoralizing situation, but there is a solution to minimize the condition. If your basement foundation is leaking water, waterproofing coating can be a lasting solution. Before taking any action, finding a good quality waterproofing product should be your first thing to ponder. This will work well if the block walls are in the right form because preventing water seepage has not been an easy thing. Poorly constructed walls require removal of the loose mortar and broken blocks. Using a wire brush, clean the dirt and grease, plus any other contaminant from the surface. Apply a quick-dry concrete to seal the openings and cracks on the wall. Read the manufacturer’s instructions before you start working on the openings and cracks. The waterproofing is usually mixed with some concrete based on the degree of seepage. Ensure you use the recommended amount of waterproofing as indicated by the manufacturer. However, an excess of waterproof use may imply a stronger sealing to the cracks.
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If you apply a thin waterproof, it might not prevent the seeping appropriately. If the water is seeping at a higher rate, you can add an extra coating to strengthen the first coating. However, ensure the coating work is done directly on the building material. Make sure all cracks are sealed appropriately.
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When you start shopping for moisture coating products, you need to be a bit careful to buy the right product. You will come across ‘water repellant’ and ‘waterproofing coatings’ and many manufacturers use these terms as substitutions of one another. You should note that these are two different things. Water repellant is used to coat above the concrete and do not actually prevent water seepage under hydrostatic pressure. Waterproofing, on the other hand, is often used to prevent moisture leakage under hydrostatic pressure. Waterproofing coating can be applied on exterior and interior walls, on and below the concrete. A heavy downpour flowing towards a house, damaged gutters, wind-driven rain, or high water table can be a cause of hydrostatic pressure. Every homeowner need to distinguish between moisture seepage and condensation. However, you can identify the cause of foundation’s wetness by tapping an aluminum foil on the wall and leave for a couple of days. If only the foil’s side lying on the wall is wet, water seepage might be the problem. If the wetness is on the upper side, there is a condensation problem. However, if both sides of the foil are wet, condensation and seepage are occurring at the same time. Therefore, a dehumidifier and a high-quality waterproofing coating can stop moisture condensation and water seepage respectively.