By working below the surface it doesn t change the look of your basement but keeps it in good shape.
Waterproofing basement walls from outside diy.
If there s condensation on the outside of the foil you have high humidity in your basement.
The product works through densification to reduce the movement of water through pores.
Tape a 1 foot square piece of aluminum foil to the inside of your basement walls and leave it in place for 24 hours.
To control mildew and musty odors spray the basement occasionally with a mild bleach solution.
Water absorbed by soil causes the soil to expand to a degree depending on what kind of soil is involved.
Water that enters a basement comes from the soil surrounding it either below the foundation or around it.
Humidity shows up in the form of condensation on the basement walls and other surfaces.
Which meant drilling even more holes into the block wall and my dimpled waterproofing membrane.
Tape plastic wrap onto a damp spot sealing the edges with tape for a few days.
A waterproof membrane is often installed on the outside of the basement wall and the system also requires putting in a buried sump pump where water will collect and then be pumped to the surface.
If moisture appears on the wall side of the plastic it s a leak.
I did this with great hesitation since every new hole is another point of failure.
Take a walk around your home and look for any low areas that collect water.
If you see wet spots on basement floors and walls you might have a condensation problem.
Fix it with a portable room dehumidifier or a whole house humidifier system instead of waterproofing products.
If moisture is on the outside it s a condensation problem.
Or how i spent my summer vacation.
The s2000 basement wall and floor sealer is a penetrating sealant that works 100 below the surface of your basement to protect it from moisture.
Check it by performing a simple test.
Basement waterproofing always starts outside your home.