Foundation Repair Question

Old 06-11-08, 07:35 PM
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Foundation Repair Question

I'm not sure where to post this question because our foundation is actually a concrete slab with treated wood as the foundation. A little house built during the oil boom in the 80s in Alaska.

My husband noticed that the original tar and tar paper that were slathered on the wood have started to crack and peel, so we are doing proactive repairs.

We dug down about 3 feet, scraped and washed off the tar paper, removed the dry, cracked parts, and put on a Bituthene membrane. The thing is, my husband put the Bituthene all the way up to the siding, above grade. Now I have a foot of unattractive Bituthene paper visible.

Although this does not disturb my husband, I am rather perturbed. What can I do with this Bituthene? Can/should I paint it? Can I cover it? Help!

Old 06-11-08, 10:28 PM
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you would need to check if any paint is chemicaly compatible before painting.
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