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04-18-09, 10:43 AM   #1  

I find that when it rains, dampness seeps through the walls of my condo (I'm on the 14th floor) and causes the paint and plaster on my interior walls to peel. I just saw a commercial for Drylock, would you recommend using it to help my problem or could you suggest a way to repaint my walls and eliminate my peeling problems?

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04-18-09, 02:44 PM   #2  
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Drylok is a coating that is most often used for sealing interior block/masonary walls when it isn't feasable to seal out the moisture from the exterior. It isn't for and won't stop moisture when applied to drywall or plaster.

If you can't seal it the walls on the exterior, you would need to remove the drywall/plaster from the exterior walls and then apply the drylok. It would seem to me that this would be an issue that should be addressed by the condo association or whoever maintains the exterior and other common areas.

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04-20-09, 07:27 AM   #3  
That's correct. I used to do a lot of waterproofing at a complex. The condo paid for us to dig & seal the foundation. There was a woman who was disgusted with the board & hired us directly but that only happened once. Drylock is good but you only get 100 sq feet out of a gallon instead of the 400 you might get with paint.

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