Basement Sealing for Seepage


Old 07-17-04, 12:55 PM
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Question Basement Sealing for Seepage

Looking to finish my basement and looking for some opinions on some sealing products: Drylock, Thoroseal, Endur-o-Seal and Sani-tred? I am leaning towards the latter Sani-tred due to ability to penetrate block walls and rubber compound with elasticity. Comments?
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Old 07-18-04, 07:44 AM
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Most sealers are good but thinking that this will stop persistant leaks is like applying a band aid to a wound that won't stop bleeding.

Only in cases where mild and occasional capillary seepage occurs are applications of waterproofing paint or other interior compounds likely to provide any lasting degree of improvement in achieving a dry basement. Do-it-yourselfers should carefully read the label to determine the waterproofing product's limitations and the terms of any guarantee promised.

Please keep in mind, interior wall treatment will not work if major exterior water conditions exist.

Hope this helps!
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I have tried and used xypex available in Lowes. It is outstanding and the best product available If you follow the directions--imho. google the name go to the site and look around. Highly reccomended

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