This product is AWESOME!!!! A friend of mine recommended it to me and I fixed all the cracks right up to where the foundation begins. I even had a hairline crack at the bottom of the stairs in my basement. I used Sanitred and no more water or wet floor. I recommended it to another friend of mine and he too stopped the water coming in his house that he had been battling for a while. I saved myself hundreds of dollars. I applied sanitred in 2009 and we are currently going through another major flooding in my town and I have a dry basement.
Of course diverting water from the outside is the ideal way to go. Sloping the ground away from the foundations, adding proper gutters etc can help tremendously. I've done all that and more. However every home on my block has problems with water. Apparently a stream was partially diverted, partially backfilled following the backyards down the block. Water comes through the floor not the walls. I followed all the guidelines that Sani Tred suggested down to the letter. The product is no fun to use Be prepared to race around like a mad man trying to get the work done before the product solidifies. The results are fantastic. There hasn't been a drop of water much less moisture in the basement for years (had as much as 2 inches down there during a wet spring). I've never seen anything that comes close!
I have used the Sanitred Products over 10 times on basements and their products do what they say they will do if the proper prep. work is done first.
I live in an 1882 victorian with a stone block and rubble foundation and porous concrete floor. for twenty years humidity and seepage was problematic and no basement paint worked. I tried Sanitred on a patch to test it and followed their extensive instructions for surface prep. Worked like a charm. Have now done the entire floor. In my case grinding with a vacuum attachment to remove paint and get a clean surface and then torching to spot dry worked the best. The product works like a charm so long as you make the effort with the surface prep. Very happy with the results.
I'm a licensed builder and certified municipal home inspector. I built my own home and did all of the right things when I built it- I have interior and exterior drain tiles, waterproof exterior membrane, and two sump pumps. I have never had a leak through the walls. But just like Sanitred's website advertises, the water would seep in through cracks in the floor and particularly at the slab/wall joint. With my experience in other water-proofing products, I was skeptical, but I wanted to test it myself. So I bought the 1 qt sample kit. Purposely, I did only a mediocre job of prepping the surface - I only lightly hit the wall/floor with a wire brush and vacuum, however I made sure it was dry. I then applied Sanitred to the absolute worst spot in my basement and also painted some on a sheet of glass and poured the LRB into a solo cup. The product worked exactly as advertised. The Permaflex that was painted on the glass, came off in one clean sheet and was flexible as advertised. The LRB in the cup was exactly as advertised like a hard rubber ball. The product that was applied to the wall/floor adhered beautifully and completely stopped the problem in that section. Plus, the product adhered to the wall/floor so well that I took a pressure sprayer to it to see if it would come off - it didn't, it adhered excellently. A few months later and several heavy downpours later, the product still performed perfectly. Being encouraged for the first time in years, I applied it to the rest of the basement. Hands down this product works as advertised. Follow the installation instructions, do the proper prep, and you will be very happy with the results. Anyone that claims the product doesn't work either didn't properly prep as directed or never tried the product. The product works exactly as advertised.
Sanitred leaves a horrible smell in your home, the company is no help in solving the problem. I have been dealing with a smell that has not gone away after several years... and when I contact them (several times) they act as if they have neer heard of this problem... but a quick google search using the words sanitred cat pee smell will give you plenty of people with this complaint. wish I had never used this product.. very dishonest company.
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