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02:36PM | 06/07/03
Member Since: 05/24/03
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i have been looking at paint for my basement that will keep the water these paints work good? if so what type is the best...

plumber Tom

04:44PM | 06/07/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
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depends on what type of walls you have. Throroseal is good for cinderblock walls. if you have poured concrete walls, check the manufactures recommendations.


04:07AM | 06/08/03
Member Since: 05/24/03
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i have cinderblock walls,how much are these paints?


05:33PM | 06/13/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
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Their is really no paint that will keep water out,you can try a brand called drylock,or durablock,this can be found at home depots,******* ,most hardware stores,and leading retail paint stores.
If you get water in basement when it rains it will help some.I put 2 coats of this on my neighbors basement and she still gets water.
All I can say is it will help,this is about $20.00 a gallon.You need to put it on with a nice big brush do not roll,and yes the paint is gritty and chunky to answer your question early for when you open the can.


08:43AM | 06/27/03
Member Since: 06/26/03
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another good waterproofing product is made by Endur-o-seal check out their site


07:10PM | 06/29/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
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Thoroseal is a concretious pargeting product that will keep out 100% of all liquid water in a basement.

It will do NOTHING to keep out gaseous water or water vapor, however.

That said, one usually need sto apply BOTH a product like ThoroSeal And a vapor barrier coating like DryLok to keep out both liquid and gaseous water from a basement.

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