foundation is leaking


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Old 04-24-05, 09:18 AM
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foundation is leaking

I have water seeping through a poured basement concrete wall around 6ft in length just above the floor (some places worse than others). I have dug down on the outside of the wall to the footing and there are no visbible cracks. I am wondering about a sealer/tar and barrier that I can put over the entier area exposed to keep the moisture out. This area I want to cover is 6 feet high (from ground level to footing) and 12 feet long (I am well beyond where the water is coming through on each side). I want to run something over the footing aswell. Can I use a tar? that I can trowel on and then put a plastic barrier over the area before backfilling? Is there a special paper, plastic?
My weeping tile is in good shape and I am planning on putting clearstone on top of the tile before backfilling?
I will do anything, so I do not have to dig this up again. thanks for your help.
 
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Old 04-24-05, 10:13 AM
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You can use drylok waterproofing paint. I cure a number of leaks in my basement with that.
 
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Old 04-24-05, 01:07 PM
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where can I buy it?

A simple paint? Where can I get it? Home depot....I assume a barrier is over reacting and not needed?

thanks, again
 
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Old 04-24-05, 01:44 PM
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http://www.ugl.com/ProdDRYlk.html

There is the manufacturers information. Its not exactly a simple paint, but it works its magic well.
 
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That stuff is just for the inside, right?

What if they want to do the outside part as well?
 
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Old 04-25-05, 06:32 AM
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sealing the outside

I wanted to seal the outside and not the inside. I want to seal from ground level down to the footing.
 
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If I'm not mistaken drylok can be used inside or out. Tar is cheaper to use but messy. I would tar it well. Make sure your drain tile works well. I let a contractor put one in for me once, it didn't work because he had the outlet end 2" higher than the area it was suppose to drain. You also want to pay attention above ground - is it graded away from the building, does it need guttering to keep it from getting wet in the first place.
 
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Old 04-25-05, 09:15 AM
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DRYLOKŪ MASONRY WATERPROOFER
A waterproofing paint that is guaranteed to stop water even under pressure. For interior and exterior, above or below grade masonry walls, cinder and concrete blocks, stucco, brick, retaining walls, basements and concrete swimming pools. Oil Base. Available in White, Blue, Beige and Gray.
 
 

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