recementing basement walls?

Old 05-30-02, 05:47 AM
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Question recementing basement walls?

Hi all,
I just moved into a 90 year old house and after a month of just cleaning it up, I'm ready to begin work. Starting with the basement, I have corrected the water problem caused by the gutters. The cement walls in some areas are crumbling and the walls are not smooth. I know I need to patch those crumbling areas but I would also like to put a new layer of cement over all of the walls for a smoother finish before I do the waterproofing? Or do I waterproof before I put a new finish on the walls? Or do I do both at the same time?

Once I figure this out, I am going to paint the walls and floor. Other than having my laundry area down there, the basement won't be used for anything else so my goal is to create a smooth clean fresh basement. Thanks for your help.
Old 05-30-02, 07:10 PM
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Instead of re-cememting the whole wall, there is a product out which slips my mind at this time. It is like morter. You mix it up, and put on about 1/2" deep. It hardens kind of fast and ends up white. Any home improvement store will know what the product is. An 18 hour day building a basement, has my mind kind of tired.

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