Basement wall and frost


Old 12-04-04, 09:19 PM
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Basement wall and frost

I have been doing some basement renos and I came across a problem. I had a finished room in the front corner of the basement. I tore down the walls to make a family room. After I tore down the exterior wall I found some frost about 2' square. I was wondering what I could do to seal the wall from frost or how to prevent moisture from ruining the new wall. The foundation is cinder block. In the rest of the basement the cinder blocks were just painted with no signs of frost.
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Old 12-05-04, 03:48 AM
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Products like Thoro-seal and Dry-lock will seal masonary walls from moisture leaks. It can be painted after it sets. Just to make sure it is a leak, tape a 12 inch square piece of aluminum foill to the wall. Seal the edges well and leave it for a couple days. If you get water on the outside of it, it's condensation. Water where it was against the wall side is a leak. Good luck.
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