Occasionally(every year or so) our basement
floods. I added a sump pump over a year ago and
it may have fixed the problem(we haven't had a flash flood in a while).
What is the best type of water proof wall board
to use? I am considering green drywall board
which is water resistant. Note that when the
basement does flood, the highest it's ever been is about 4 inches, so, only the first 4 inches is what needs to withstand water. Also, the flooding usually only lasts about an hour before it goes away. I think that I can place
a water proof material on the wall for the first several inches or so...then regular drywall.
4" of water and there's a pump in the basement? Consider locating the pump on the lowest spot on the floor so the water will go into the sump. Also what kind of pump is it? If it is of the garden hose variety it may not be pumping out the water as fast as it comes in. Fix this first then drywall. C.
Holes in Aparment Basement Corners - Spring Flooding
Cracked concrete block
Basement water barrier
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 21 Ways to Spring Clean—Naturally
- Show Off: 9 Ways to Display a Collection
- The Best Paint Colors for Low-Light Rooms
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 8 Clever Storage Solutions for Pots & Pans
- 8 Creative OTHER Ways to Use a Closet
- 12 Tiny Gardens to Grow on a Tabletop
- 15 Eye-Catching Front Door Options
- 12 Places You Never Clean—But Should!