AHHHH! What Happened?!?!?!

Old 07-15-01, 11:54 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

Ok, I had a leaky basement. Cracks and efflourecence(sp) all over the place. I fixed the cracks. No problem. Cleaned the wall with bleach, and then with TSP. They were previously painted. I applied 2 coats of Benjerman Moore Fresh start. Alls good, until I strted to noitce that ine block in the bottom corner was turning a greenish yellow. Then I noitced thet all along the bottom row of block, the paint was Bubbleing, just in spots, scattered all over. The repairs I made are fine still. What caused this to happen and how do I fix it?
Old 07-15-01, 06:38 PM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 17,733
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
My guess is that you didn't fix all your water problems. Start outside with your landscaping, gutters, downspouts, and your own watering of the bushes or grass near the house. Some water problems must be fixed from the outside only.
Old 07-16-01, 01:58 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a

Forum topics are not to be used as public bulletin board for free posting of ads, solicitations or advertisements of any kind. When forum posts repeatedly promote a product without discussion and advice to a DIYer, it is also considered advertising.

Forum intent is an exchange of helpful problem solving methods and solutions to questions and not public advertisement.

Inappropriate postings not relevent to the intent of the web site or any postings deemed as such by the host, administrator or moderators will be edited and/or deleted.

Policy applies to ALL forums on the web site. No exceptions.

Direct your advertisements to advertisement department. Use "receive advertising info" link provided below.

If you object to policy, contact the Administrator and state your objection.

The "Contact Us" link is provided below.

Failure to comply will result in your being banned from the website.

Web Site Host & Moderator

Last edited by twelvepole; 03-05-03 at 05:04 AM.
Old 07-18-01, 06:53 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Also, http://www.crackseal.com
No affiliation. I have used it, but I can't give you long-term results. Have extra latex gloves ready--it will take a couple of days for it to come completely off your hands, apparently when the top layer of skin does.
Old 07-18-01, 04:50 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I drilled a hole in the one block in the corner that was all mouldy, and no wter came out. what's up with this. Thanks for the info!
Old 07-21-01, 05:40 PM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,999
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
It is moisture that is making your paint bubble. Moisture can be different then water. Dampness etc. I am surprised that after you went to all that work, you did not give your basement wall a coat of Kiltz before you painted it. Also if you have concrete walls, you have to use a concrete paint. Good Luck

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: