Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


12:16PM | 02/18/05
Member Since: 02/17/05
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I recently saw a home show where they were finishing a basement. On the outside walls they put in the insulation and then nailed a strip of pretty good size bags of silicate in the opening (about five or six bags to a strip) before putting up the drywall. They said this would help absorb moisture from the outside walls. Does anyone know where to purchase this product? And is it a sound idea?




08:32PM | 02/26/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
instead of water proofing the basement they put moisture absorbants into the wall...

don't ever do this at home kids.

use to water proof


01:27PM | 03/04/05
Member Since: 03/03/05
271 lifetime posts
Those silicate bags are expensive. You are beeter off treating you foundation with Hydro-Blok. It is a much better, permanent solution. Email me with any questions.

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