09:51AM | 09/14/04
Member Since: 09/13/04
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I want to protect my basement from water. I will be digging out around the foundation. Do I need to hydraulic cement all foundation walls? They are block walls. Also what is the Thick Tar that you say should be used? And if I do this approximately how long will this waterproofing last? Any other information would be greatly appreciated.



12:09AM | 09/16/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
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...and if its a brick house, use hyd cement where the first crs of bricks lay atop the wall(near grade). Do Not use any of those liquid tars(damproofing), use a trowel grade (maybe Dewitts) and apply approx 1/4-1/2 inch thick, then use a 6 mil visqueen over the tar,from top to bottom,backfill w/ peas stone (gravel) from footing all the way up to within 6-8 inches of grade. The tar you shld be able to find at H Depot for about $17-20 per 5 gal can and each can shld cover a 6'deep x 10' linear ft part of bsmt wall,make sure you scrape and wire brush the wall before applying hyd cement and tar..the backfilling of pea stone is just as


10:01AM | 09/17/04
Member Since: 09/16/04
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As long as you don't use B-Dry, you're good.


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