There were some minor problems with water in the basement many years ago. With a sump pump installed, there's been little or no moisture in recent years.
Basement walls (inside) have some kind of white paint on them. Up high, the walls and paint are in good shape. Starting about 18 " above the floor, many areas have bubbled paint and very shallow surface deterioration of the concrete (crumbling).
In years past, I'd do surface prep with a wire brush, and coat with DAP Bondex Masonry Waterproofer, which I gather is no longer on the market.
Even with no moisture, I don't expect any paint, etc to last particularly long. Basement walls just slowly crumble, virtually forever. But I need some kind of white coating to put over the repaired concrete damage.
Any suggestions on what to use in place of the Bondex stuff? UGL Drylok is $28/gal. here: is it worth it?
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