I'm looking for advice on whether or not I should waterproof my basement
walls in order to eliminate dampness on the basement floor.
The dampness appears to be the result of moisture rising through the
2-inches of concrete. Our house was built about 85 years ago. It has a
clay-brick foundation, possibly without any weeping tiles.
Since the basement is partly finished, installing a new, sealed and
insulated floor is not an option. I wonder if waterproofing the walls and
installing new weeping tiles will likely solve the floor dampness problem.
Some people have suggested that waterproofing the walls will only prevent
wall dampness. They say that water might well still enter the basement
through the floor.
Any advice on this point much appreciated.