sump pump versus dry lock

Old 03-05-03, 02:10 PM
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sump pump versus dry lock

I have a contractor looking at my basement . he said to try a dry lock on my walls and if that does not work he would put in a sump pump. How can you tell if you need a sump pump? I only get water when the ground is very wet.
Old 03-05-03, 07:06 PM
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I think your contractor knows you will need a sump pump. Ie is probably just giving you a less expensive way out of your problem, but he knows as does every contractor, that the sump pump is really the only way out for you. Dry Lok will not stop the water from coming in. You can't keep water out from the inside.
Time to install a sump.
Old 03-12-03, 04:47 PM
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First of all Drylok DOES NOT WORK!

Drylok has no flexibility (houses shift and settle).

Drylok will not bond permanenently.

Drylok will eventually fail to hold back negative hydrostatic pressure (ground water pressure).

Drylok only has a 4 year warrenty.

You should lookup

I've used these products for my basement with 100% success. My basement was useless before I waterproofed it - now it is living space.

I had a sump, drains, downspouts, and it still leaked. None of these systems waterproofed anything and all cost more with absolutely no guarantee.

Good luck,

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