dry lock questions..

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Old 07-11-05, 12:43 PM
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dry lock questions..

do i need two coats of drylock?
how thick do i need to apply it?
i have a regular walk-in type basement as well as a crawl space. do i need to drylock the crawl space as well.

thanks for your help.
 
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Old 07-11-05, 07:20 PM
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1 coat of dryloc is usually sufficent. It needs to be applied heavy enough to cover all the pores in the masonary that it is being applied to. Since it is often applied too thin, that is the reason they recomend 2 coats. I would only paint the crawlspace if moisture seepage is a problem.
 
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Old 07-12-05, 06:12 AM
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Here, you can go directly to the horse's mouth. They recommend two coats, but also tell you to make sure that with the first coat, you get no more than 75 to 100 sqft of coverage per can (or you are spreading it too thin).

http://www.ugl.com/h2drylokframes.html
 
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Old 07-12-05, 06:54 AM
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I just dryloc'd my basment (block) and I put on 2 coats. First coat did the job but i did notice tiny pin holes that had not been covered. 2nd coat gives it a nice continuous coat that i can only assume will perform much better down the road.
 
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Old 07-19-05, 06:15 PM
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Chicago, can I ask how you applied it and was it difficult to apply?
i.e. if roller was used did it muck up on you during application and result in alot of waste?
I have a guy that will spray it on for me but for $1,750.00 to cover 1500 sq. ft. it seems that I might be able to get it done myself for half that but I dont know how much waste I will have.

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Old 07-19-05, 08:12 PM
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very easy to apply. I used a rough masonry brush (usually found right next to the drylok). The Manufacture says you can roll it on but I found it better to brush it so that it gets in all the little nooks. Second coat might be better suited for a roller depending upon your situation. I'd figure about 50 sq feet per gallon with the second coat going much further. So, at about 16-17 bucks a gallon the material cost will be about 1/2 the cost of estimate you got.
If you DIY check out the web site www.ugl.com and check out the step-by-step video. Be sure you prep the walls before you begin (most important part of the job).
Good Luck
Any other questions you can send me a private message.
 
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Old 07-19-05, 11:52 PM
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cool, thanks
chicago
sorry about jumpin in yer thread thwood
 
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Old 05-06-07, 08:30 AM
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Question i have questions about using dry lock for a pond

I know i clicked on reply- but i can't seem to figure out how to post a new thread and a question-

But if anyone sees this, i have two questions about dry lock-

1- i want to use it in a rock and concrete fish pond - will this generally work, or is there a better product

2- is it ok to use a colorant - becuase i don't want it to be white

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Welcome to the forums jmcd58

Drylok can be tinted but I don't believe it is formulated to be used under water.

You start a new thread near the top of each forum section where it says either 'new post' or 'new thread' The button looks similiar to the reply button.
 
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Old 05-19-10, 06:31 PM
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Drylock video on youtube

Here's a helpful video I found on drylock produts.

Their website says the latex drylock comes in three colors including beige and white. I plan on using this in addition to patching some cracks and installing a sump pump.

Good luck! Don't forget to ventilate!

-Aimee
 
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Welcome to the forums frenchstarr!

Although I believe drylok's oil base formula to be a little more effective than the latex version, the odor difference between the oil and latex makes it a no brainer to use the latex..... which means less need to have plenty of ventilation
 
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Old 05-23-10, 08:43 AM
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just for the record, i know of no pro who'd use that product WITHOUT a specific signed disclaimer from his customer.

its probably ok to use it above grade BUT i'd never use it below grade - interior OR exterior
 
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