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11:58AM | 07/21/03
Member Since: 07/20/03
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I just got done refinishing one roon inmy basement. I had never before had problems with water but I started to notice mold, then I noticed water. I ripped down the drywall that was al wet and moldy. The water seems to be comming from the walls where the cement between the cinderblocks is gone.

My question is, if I put up chicken wire and cover the wire and old wall with new cement and then drylock will the water stop? It needs ot be started that the previous owner had put tar on the walls as a waterproofer. Will the cement stick to this?

If anyone knows how to help please let me know?


08:04PM | 07/21/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Before you do anything, you need to first determine just where the moisture and water are coming from.

With tar on the interior walls, it should not be coming thru the block.

That said, I have to ask just how you finished your walls?

Did you someone tell you to place plastic sheeting over the studs? Under the drywall?

If so, what you may be experiencing is the direct result of having platsic on the walls.

Here is a helpful link to help resolve basement water issues:

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