04:41PM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 09/09/03
1 lifetime posts
I have looked thru the archives but most of the problems I found were with existing basements. I am starting my basement now and would like to know what yall would recomend for waterproofing. Am open to anything now. I have already installed a perforated drain around the perimeter and have 2 under the concrete slab. Also, have put in a drain in the floor..... What should I put on the outside walls for protection?

Thanks in advance

Bob Jr

04:53PM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 01/19/03
44 lifetime posts
You must be a true do it yourselfer!!!

I am building a house and hired it done. They sprayed some gray coating on it. Then I added 1" of pink pather foam for insulation before backfilling.

I used some stuff called Form A Drain, it is square tiling that is layed down and it acts as a form for the footings. and has slots to carry water away to a til line or sump it, what ever you want.

I would call a couple concrete foundation companies and ask specifically what they use for the coating, get the name of it.



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