Damp proofing

Old 07-24-21, 08:38 AM
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Damp proofing

Hi All, looking for advice on sealing a concrete basement wall and portion of floor to stop the dampness in one corner, down spouts are directing water away from area, wall is about 4 high and paneled which will obviously need to be removed and replaced.
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Old 07-24-21, 10:04 AM
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I would excavate outside down to the bottom of the footer (do NOT dig any deeper than the bottom of the footer). Then pressure wash the foundation and footer. Now you can apply damp proofing to the outside of the wall. If you want extra protection there are mesh or plastic egg crate products you can put on the outside of the wall to keep an air space open next to the foundation so water has a clear path to flow downward and into the drainage system. Then, you need a drain system at the bottom of the wall to carry the water away.

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