I am having a professional waterproof the basement of my 80 year-old
house. It is a rubble foundation that hasn't been leaking but has
been taking in a lot of moisture and resulting in a musty smell etc.
They are digging around the foundation, installing weeping tile, using
hydraulic cement to fill cracks, then using a tar/rubber-type sealer,
followed by a rubber membrane. Weeping tiles will be connected to the
I am wondering if I should bother installing a sump pump in the
basement while I am at it, or if the above waterproofing will suffice.
<< I am wondering if I should bother installing a sump pump in the basement
while I am at it, or if the above waterproofing will suffice. >>
Depends on your local geology. If nobody for miles around has a sump pump,
then, no. If your location is on top of a hill of glacial till then, no. If you
have low rainfall rates then, no. Some serious local research will give you the
data to make a sound judgement. Good luck.
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If I had an 80 yr old basement that wasn't actually leaking, I sure
wouldn't be spending all that money and effort to try to eliminate a
musty odor. I also wouldn't be surprised if it does nothing to fix
the odor. Did you try a dehumidifier?
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