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Drylok Extreme waterproofing for concrete basement floor

Drylok Extreme waterproofing for concrete basement floor

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Old 08-05-17, 08:33 AM
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Drylok Extreme waterproofing for concrete basement floor

Hello! I hope someone out there can help us with this. I've read several reviews where DRYLOK EXTREME has been used on concrete basement FLOORS with good results for waterproofing.

We have seepage through our finished basement floor, currently covered by removable carpet squares (no glue underneath). There are no cracks or holes, just moisture rising up to the floor surface. There's no puddling or standing water.

We just bought a five gallon bucket of DRYLOK EXTREME. In reading the label, it specifically mentions masonry basement walls, but does not mention floors. Unlike some products that mention "NOT RECOMMENDED FOR...", their label makes no mention or recommendation of use on concrete basement floors, neither for nor against..

HAS ANYONE OUT THERE USED THIS PRODUCT SUCCESSFULLY FOR THIS PURPOSE? IF NOT, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A FLOOR WATERPROOFING PRODUCT? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 08-05-17, 04:28 PM
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Waterproofing is not the same as stopping moisture. DryLock may help with moisture but won't waterproof anything. Is there a high water table there?
 
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Old 08-05-17, 04:46 PM
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Nothing is going to waterproof a floor from the topside!
Is there drain tiles under the floor, vapor barrier under the slab.
Working sump pump?
Grade outside running away from the foundation?
Working gutters with long enough downspouts to get the water away from the foundation?
Mulch piled up against the foundation and landscape timbers forming ponds around the foundation?
 
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