cement waterproofing?


  #1  
Old 11-07-11, 04:53 PM
L
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: usa
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Question cement waterproofing?

I have an old porch that is made of wood. It has been covered over by concrete. What is the best waterproofing I can use on the concrete to prevent the wood underneath from rotting? I live in the NY metro area.
 
  #2  
Old 11-08-11, 04:22 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 45,775
Received 870 Upvotes on 761 Posts
Welcome to the forums Lawrence!

How thick is the concrete? how is it supported?

I don't know that there is any coating that will do a lot to protect the wood under the concrete. Concrete holds moisture and that will have a detrimental effect on the wood. Was the concrete poured directly over the wood? Is there any ventilation under the porch?
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: