do I really need to waterproof

Old 06-07-02, 08:09 AM
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do I really need to waterproof

I have a three level technically the first level is not a basement. However, the first level has cinderblock walls and we do run a dehumidifyer. I am replacing the panelling and also the glued on carpet with new panelling and tile. I can use drylock on the floor- no problem. But in order to use it on the cinderblock walls, I would need to remove all of the furring strips and then replace them. How important is this since this level is mostly above ground? Thanks for any advice.
Old 06-07-02, 06:09 PM
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Not very since any coating inside a wall is not waterproofing, but expensive paint.
Old 06-16-02, 08:48 PM
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Basement moisture problems

You can prevent most basement moisture problems:

The research does not tend to show that basement waterproofing coatings are "expensive paint." While coatings/sealers will not resolve moisture problems, they will reduce vapor transmissions in masonry walls and floors.

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