exterior foundation sealant?

Old 11-05-05, 12:26 PM
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Question exterior foundation sealant?

We are purchasing a 1970's split level. The ground around the home slopes towards the house on one side. It was recommended we excavate and put in some type of sealant or membrane to help make foundation more water resistant (I know it cannot "waterproof".)

When there are very heavy rains water seeps in. Due to several very large trees on the other side of the driveway it would be nearly impossible to regrade sufficiently to resolve the issue.

Contractor took a look and said due to very sandy soil exterior drain tile would not be very effective and he suggested something more along the lines of better exterior sealing of the foundation as well as putting in a smaller window so we can regrade a bit more away from the house. The lower level window is currently at grade with the driveway.

Any suggestions on products or resources for such exterior water sealant?
How expensive would it be to do about 25 feet of wall?

thanxs in advance for any assistance
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exterior foundation sealant?

Duplicate post!

See response to the same post for Bricks Masonry and Concrete.


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