How to fix basement walls....moiusture ?

Old 10-06-11, 10:06 PM
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How to fix basement walls....moiusture ?

I have this issue in my basement where there seems to be a moisture issue or something.

The only time I get water is during heavy downpour rain, and the water is minimal and confined to the back part of basement particularly one corner area.

However, the inside walls of the basement are flaking apart with effervescence present.

I tried the method of taping a square piece of foil on the wall and after 3 days I did not see any moisture on the front or back side of foil.

Not sure what is going on here....or where to begin to fix it

here is a pic http://i56.************/1zbbibl.jpg
Old 10-07-11, 05:01 AM
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Water problems are best solved outside and please do not ask if painting your walls with X, Y or Z will solve the problem. Search this forum a little bit and you will find hundreds of threads tackling similar problems.
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your link didn't work

It's best to always address moisture issues from the exterior. Check downspouts to make sure they pipe the water away from the foundation. Is the land graded away from the house?

That said, applying a liberal coat of Drylok will alleviate most minor moisture problems.
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Gutters, downspouts and grading are the solution.

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