Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

leakybasement

02:47AM | 10/10/03
Member Since: 12/11/02
4 lifetime posts
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for finishing off a basement. We currently have a foundation wall constructed from concrete block. Our house is approximately three years old and we previously had problems with water in the basement. Several months ago we had a basement dewatering system installed, which prevents the water from laying on the floor, but we still have some seepage on the walls after a good rain. Therefore I am looking for a mold/mildew resistant way to finish off the walls and floor.

I've seen articles on the Owens Corning Basement Finishing System. Are there any other lower cost alternatives?

rjonald238

01:38PM | 10/22/03
Member Since: 10/18/03
6 lifetime posts
If you still have water coming into the basement, I guess you want to stop that before you do anything else. I too had a chronic problem of water, especially after a driving rain on the front of our house. After several years of battling this,looking at gutters, looking at the grade near the foundation, etc., I had a suggestion from a roofer. He thought my brick facade needed watersealing. I paid $7 for a can of Thompsons Waterseal and brushed it on the first story of my two story house. I haven't had the problem since! (PS: one contractor wanted $10,000 to fix the problem).


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