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Dave321

07:04PM | 01/01/06
Member Since: 12/31/05
3 lifetime posts
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Has anyone here used Aqua-Stop? Or know someone who has? What were the results?

http://aqua-stop.aquasealusa.com/

LicensedWaterproofer

02:49AM | 01/06/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


well, if they are claiming that by applying their stuff to a floor or bsmt wall which has cracks etc, that it will-can make 'even the wettest basement a dry livable space' then imo, they are out in the right field bleacher section, way up where ya cant see the game.

buy it, try it if ya like and lets us know how-if it worked, and if the time etc was worth it, but its not for me. No way on this earth that any application of paint etc on the inside of a wall is going to stop water from entering outside cracks etc, its Impossible! They can call me up and we`ll find a home that has a crack or in a block wall,and They can apply this stuff 30 times and all the time film what they are doing, then call my old but over to run a water-test, a hose on the Outside of the crack(s), and...lets see exactly what happens,lol...i have some spare time now if the company would like to prove me wrong...hehe.

Dave321

09:21AM | 01/06/06
Member Since: 12/31/05
3 lifetime posts
I agree with you about stopping the problem at the source. Nothing else makes more sense than that.

The one aspect of this product that caught my attention was the crystalization or whatever it is they call it. The way it is supposed to seep into the wall and seal pores etc. They also say that all cracks must be repaired, but if I'm interpreting them correctly you only have to repair cracks on the inside. I can't imaging it doing much for a crack that spans from the inside wall to the outside.

LicensedWaterproofer

12:11AM | 01/11/06
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


lots of products with various claims.

for instance, 'sanitred' will tell you the same about their products

http://www.michiana.bbb.org/commonreport.html?bid=23917

BBB says unsatisfactory record due to unanswered complaints.

I`m not saying they suck & i`m not saying their great,but,imo anyone/any company etc that states/advertises to the Public that 'it is impossible to waterproof a basement from the outside' either/and....gives less than 2 craps about you/the public or at best has little knowledge of basement waterproofing,self interest/mind games.

Many make other bs claims such as 'outside excavation is unnecessary,it was done when your home was built & it didnt work then and won`t work now' and quite a few others.

http://www.askthebuilder.com/NH058_-_Waterproofing_Foundations.shtml 2nd and 5th parag`s... 'there is a Significant Difference between Damproofing and Waterproofing'...and lets Not forget backfilling with peastone/gravel,Very important. 'to permanently Stop water & water vapor from entering your foundation walls,you need to Waterproof them. Damproofing is an inexpensive way to meet the lowest minimum standard of the building code.'

Most, not all, but many more than not get water/seepage in their basement due to outside cracks `n other openings below and above ground.These same cracks/openings that allow water to enter and very possibly cause mold `n efflorescence,also allow pathways for radon gas and termites to enter.

With block walls,sometimes there will be NO visible Crack on the inside of basement,thats right...the wall(s) may look fine and one won`t see any cracks. BUT,just because a crack(s) is Not visible from the inside of basement does NOT mean there isnt a hairline--1+ inch wide crack(s) on the outside,block walls often crack this way.

This is where `n how Water gets INTO the hollow block wall, into the cells of the block and will often show up inside the basement where...the bottom of wall & floor meet, the cold joint.


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