Waterproofing Exterior Basement Walls
Sometimes it is impractical or undesirable to waterproof a basement from the interior. Common examples include seepage over the top of the foundation, porous concrete walls or instances where the basement is highly finished. Exterior waterproofing membranes address the problem from the "positive side" by excavating and applying a coating to the foundation wall.
Interior drain tile, for example, is a versatile approach to waterproofing that stops seepage from cracks in the basement floor and the joint between the wall and floor called the cove joint.
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If the work is simply preventative, and the basement is not experiencing any leaks or moisture, then the best basement waterproofing products include exterior items such as adequate downspouts and window well covers, and interior waterproofing paint. These paints come in both oil and latex bases, and should contain an anti-mold agent.
Use plaster waterproofing additive: Plastering can help improve aesthetics, make walls more solid, and protect them against moisture ingress. Though most exterior plasters have waterproofing characteristics, you can eliminate water infiltration problems and prevent reoccurrence by simply adding a waterproofing admixture to the plaster.
Waterproofing your home foundation with waterproofing material is a good way to prevent water from entering the basement. Since the waterproof coating for basement foundations fades over time, ensure that you regularly inspect the exterior walls for areas in need of replacement. Purchase exterior wall sealant and determine which water sealer is