I have water seepage spots in my basement floor after very heavy
rains. The spots are in the middle of the floor. The floor is covered
with 9 inch asbestos tile.
I want to waterproof the floor and put down vinyl tile.
Can I apply DryLok Masonry Waterproofer over the Asbestos Tile? How
Any thoughts on how I can waterproof the basement floor without
removing the Asbestos tiles?
Drylock isn`t for floors and would not work if it was. Take up the
floor seal the cracks, re direct outside water with grading , be sure
gutters move water away . Put in a french drain and a sump pump and
maybe after that it will be dry, maybe you have to high a water table.
Sure you could do it, but it would not stop your problem. DryLok hardly
works on walls and it sure is not going to work on the floor, especially
over the tile.
You need to address the water problem. First step is no in the
basement, but outside. Make sure all the ground and walks and drives around
you home slope away from the foundation for at least 15 feet. Make sure all
the downspouts are directed away from that zone as well. That may do it.
If not then it means digging down to the footer and adding a drain around
your home to get rid of the water. Be sure to take the time to
re-waterproof the walls - on the OUTSIDE at the same time.
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