So it’s best to get the basements waterproofed beforehand, so as to avoid serious problems that might be caused later by heavy water damage.
The steps to be followed for the basement waterproofing process are as follows:
1) The first and foremost thing you would do is prepare the substrate. This meaning remove any loose or unstable crumbly substrate, make sure the substrate is clean, dry, and free of any previous applied products, and foreign matter.
2) Prime the substrate with PermaFlex (240 sq ft per gal). Cement block surfaces need 2 prime coats of PermaFlex. Place the first coat then let dry for about an hour then place another generous coat.
3) Patch and profile any joints, seams, cracks, holes and rough areas using LRB/TAV mixture (Liquid Rubber Base, Thickening Activator). 2-parts LRB is mixed with 1-part TAV. LRB can be used by itself (as a liquid membrane) to smooth out a rough floor. Wall/floor junctions require a 1” diameter bead of LRB/TAV mixture and most cracks use a 3/4" diameter bead.
4) Topcoat using PermaFlex (240 sq ft per gal).
Poured concrete basements mostly tend to need a total of 2 coats PermaFlex; on the walls and floors. Concrete block walls need a total of 3 coats PermaFlex because blocked walls are extremely porous. Once the Sani-Tred products have been applied, water, moisture or vapor can never enter the basement. PermaFlex can be brushed, rolled or even sprayed! Sani-Tred products also eliminate problem radon.
Thus you can make your basement waterproofed and make your house worth living at the same time!
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Article Added on Friday, March 20, 2009
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