04:55AM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 01/19/04
1 lifetime posts
As I have read from others, my husband and I have also purchased a home with a wet basement. Of course, that wasn't disclosed at the time of purchase. Anyway, for the last 3 yrs. we have done some preventitive measures: sloped the ground away from the house, cleared all drains, mortared the basement walls, and drylocked the walls. Now the water comes in at the bottom of the basement wall and there are mold spots on the walls.
I have a few questions: 1) can the basement floor be drylocked 2) does putting bleach in paint prevent mold growth 3) can a water leakage system be installed ourselves.
Unfortunately, we aren't in the position to seek professional installation, it is very expensive.
We would like to finish part of the basement with drywall and carpet. Any suggestions on how to prepare the basement before we finish it is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks for your time and response!!!

plumber Tom

12:58PM | 01/20/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Waterproof the basement 1st with a french drain (Inside method) I have never seen drylock used on the label. I DON'T advise you mix bleach with ANYTHING but water. Waterproofing your basement can be done yourself. Search for a reply I gave to a poster named walshdad5 posted on December 15th, 2003.

[This message has been edited by plumber Tom (edited January 20, 2004).]

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