I'm trying to damp proof my brick foundation. The method that was
recommended was to coat the below grade part with roofing cement and stick
on a continuous sheet of 4 mil poly. I'm also doing a perforated drain pipe
and gravel. Does this sound like a sound method?
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Seems to work pretty well on concrete block from what I've seen. Ought to do
about as well on brick.
Getting the asphalt to stick on the brick will require some finesse. Some
contractors in our area have spray equipment. Doubling up on the 4 mil won't
add much to the price and might be cheap insurance to accomplish what you are
trying to do. HTH.
While I could be wrong, I believe there is a difference between roofing
cement and the mastic used to waterproof foundations. There are several
different systems available depending on the conditions and needs. I
suggest you check with local contractors to determine what works well in
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