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danghayes

01:00PM | 09/13/02
Member Since: 08/19/02
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I posted a question earlier about using Thoroseal as waterproofing on an outside basement wall. Your reply was that it was not a good product for this. The builder has now painted the outside foundation wall and in an area about three feet above grade, the paint has started to peel off. The builder says this has nothing to do with the wall being damp but was caused by something else such as not using enough sand in the original mix. The paint is not peeling anywhere else. What do you think?

Jay J

03:33PM | 09/22/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi danghayes,

Well, you could debate the Contractor until he!! freezes over. If you can get ahold of the material he used (in a can) and read it, and be SURE he used it 'correctly, then the Contractor is in the 'right'. However, if the paint is for INTERIOR use (for example), then you have a leg to stand on. Perhaps the sun (UV Rays) broke down the material. You could always call the MFGR of the material and ask them if it's ok to use it as the Contracto did. Don't tell the MFGR that the work was done. Just tell him what the wall is made of and the 'sun exposure', moisture conditions, and so on, and see what they say.

I'll tell you this - I'd like to know how the COntractor knows the REASON for the failure. Did he perform some test? If so, you'd like to see the results.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless AMerica!

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