Glenn Good

04:48PM | 11/10/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
Glad you got your project done. Good luck and I hope all goes well.



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06:15AM | 03/13/10
Member Since: 03/12/10
1 lifetime posts
We dug a basement under an addition and ran into an underground stream. We live beside a stream - don't ask me why we didn't cover up the hole and start over. But to make a long story short, we built block walls and had to pump water continuously till it was done. The minute we shut off the pump, the basement got up to a foot of water in it. It was the talk of the neighborhood. I found Sanitred on the internet and decided to go for it. It cost a lot, but we had to do something. We did put a sump pump outside the basement wall at the bottom and that wasn't enough. So I put layer after layer of Sanitred inside the walls, being very careful to follow the directions. Everytime it rained alot and a small leak came through the block I circled it with marker and when the water went down, plugged the hole with Sanitred stuff. I had to do the same thing with the floor, because the concrete would develop a small crack. I worked over a year and was thoroughly impressed with Sanitred. Finally once and for all, I bought a lot of the Tav/LRB and used it to lay tile over the whole floor. The basement is 15' x 30'. Like I said, it was expensive, but without it we would have been "sunk"! By the way, we put another pump down at the other one and are using the water for the house. The sump pump runs continuously besides. I believe in this stuff!!


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