Basement Walls

Old 01-01-03, 04:00 PM
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1. I have some dampness stains in the corners of my Basement. No water! I tried mild soap and bleach, it really didnt come out. Some of the stains are a rusty color any Ideas, I really want to start painting the walls with Drylok.

2. I was not intending to put insulation up, I am 3/4 underground. Is that ok
Old 01-01-03, 05:05 PM
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If you have dampness stains that are rusty then I suspect some leaching may have occured from your soils before it was habitable. Possibly high iron content. If it was anything to do with mold and mildew it would have been removed by the process you used. You didn't say how old of a home, what is outside your lower level in that area but no matter.

With what you have done, as long as the surfaces have dried completely, apply your product. DryLok is a good product. It will do fine.

There is no problem not applying insulation to your basement walls, that is your decision. There are different wasys to insulate when you are ready and this may be to do framing as mentioned in other posts within this subject forum.

Hope this helps!

Again...Happy New Year!

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