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Waterproofing Options for Concrete Foundations

Stopping water from infiltrating basement walls requires choosing the right waterproofing system and installing it properly-and don't overlook proper drainage

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Foundation Waterproofing

When plans call for dry basement living space, a membrane or liquid can do the job if it's installed right

Problems Caused by a Leaky Foundation

The Problem with Dampproofing- it won't Stop Water Bearing Against the Foundation

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Liquid Membranes

Sheet Membranes

Cementitious Waterproofing

Built-up Systems

Bentonite

Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation Procedure

Scheduling and Planning

Construction Tips

Waterproofing Curing Time

Protecting In-place Waterproofing

Don't Neglect Drainage

Waterproofing Safety

Acknowledgment:Reprinted from the March 1995 issue of Journal of Light Construction by permission of the publisher, Builderburg Partners Ltd., Richmond, Vt.

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Information about Residential Foundation Drainage and Waterproofing

Learn how to keep below-grade spaces dry with waterproofing and dampproofing. Here's a sample of topics you'll find:

  • Foundation drains
  • Waterproofing/dampproofing coatings
  • Drainage boards
  • Integral Waterproofing
  • And more...
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