basement walls (moisture)

Old 08-09-11, 09:36 AM
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basement walls (moisture)

i have mildew coming through basement wall. The home was built in 1955. Has concrete blocks for the walls.
I need something to stop the moisture coming through the blocks.
I was told dry lock would stop water coming in but not moisture.
Which of your products do you reccomond

thanks sharon
Old 08-09-11, 10:32 AM
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Welcome to the forums Sharon!

It's always best to take care of the water issues on the exterior. Have you checked to make sure the gutter system is taking the water far enough away from the foundation? Is the yard graded away from the house?

Drylok should stop the water including the moisture. You may also need to run a dehumidifier.
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To add to marksr, is the problem on all walls or on just one? Sometimes front landscape gardens that are regularly watered will also ensure you will have a moisture problem especially in your situation with a block foundation and likely by now an ineffective weeping system around your foundation footings. They weren't really concerned when your house was built either about basement moisture as in that time basements were considered basically places for furnaces, hot water tanks, and owner storage. Do you ever see water coming in during other seasons, or is there any evidence of wet areas where the bottom of the wall meets the cement floor pad? If it is only mildew you are seeing then as was said Drylok should address the issue.

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