I live in an old 2 story that has 0 weeping tile. I frequently get
water in my basement. not enough to float but enough of a hazzard that
keeps me out of my workshop. I installed rain gutters and pipe this
water well away from the house. I dug down 3-4 feet and put in a
french drain - could not get down to the footing to put in weeping
tile. Is there a product (professional or do it yourself) that can be
applied from the inside (I have 0 idea what the basement foundation is
like as it was drywalled by the previous owner - and i'd be happy to
rip this out. I do know that the poured concrete floor is only there
20 years. Any comments?
There is a product called Dryloc that is essentially paint on concrete. It
seals the pores and small cracks in concrete block and/or poured concrete
walls. Depending on how much water you're seeing, it might be an option.
The stuff isn't cheap - $20 or so a gallon, and a gallon only covers a small
area (maybe 80 SF if I remember correctly). Also, it is a bitch to apply.
Too thick to roll effectively, and brushing it on is a lot of work...
Yup, though expensive. I have a B-Dry system. Works beautifully as long as I
have power to the sump pump.
1. If you at all can have the B-Dry or whatever inside-ditch system drain
outside by gravity (beware of adding drainage to neighbors' properties and
check regulations concerning porting the water to a storm drain), do so. What
brings a lot of water also tends to knock out electrical power.
2. It is preferable to solve the water problem from the outside. The OP may
already have done so.
From what I understand, the Drylock won't do much unless it's a very small
problem. Water pretty much goes where it will.
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