06:25PM | 05/09/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Yes, and I agree.

You said "almost assuredly" which is not even close to saying it is so or will occur.

The POINT is that 'dampproofing' is used to prevent water infiltration into a basement when the ground is not under hydrualic pressure.

'Waterproofing' is used when the gorund around the foundation IS under hydrualic pressure...

And in NEITHER case is "VAPOR PROOFING" even addressed.

Which means that "VAPOR PROOFING" is a separate and subsequent challenge for proper basement construction and treatmnet completely separate from 'dampproofing' and 'waterproofing'.

You CAN and most often DO have a basement that is 'dampproofed' or 'waterproofed' and still not at all VAPOR PROOFED depending upon the technique and materials used and applied.

Which, again, remains, the reason, that one should NOT or EVER simply rely on 'dampproofing' or 'waterproofing' applications to also 'VAPOR PROOF' a basement when in most cases each does not.

VAPOR PROOFING is a separate and independent treatment besides damp and waterproofing a basement and no one should automatically 'assume' they are getting one or the other or both or all three at any time.

If in doubt, have your code official, architect or structural engineer make the call.


03:51PM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
So if you agreeing with me then what is the problem? :)


01:59AM | 05/15/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
You criticise me for using the phrase "almost assuredly" without noticing that I was only quoting you in your use of it.

Excellence is its own reward!


01:21PM | 01/27/13
Now now children! I hope you fellows have better things to do then debate about foundation waterproofing!


03:51PM | 04/17/14
Homebuild is retarded and needs to take some more classes. Piffin is correct. Sorry Homebuild


11:09AM | 05/30/14
I agree. I've been doing this for a long time from installations to inspections as well as presenting technical data in various forms. HomeBuild, although you sound well intentioned, you need to accept some direction from Piffin.


03:55PM | 01/31/16
I have only one suggestion for you two, DECAFF!!!


10:26AM | 04/19/17
Who is generally responsible for applying the coating?

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