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block sealer and testing drains

Posted by joe on July 20th, 1999 10:39 AM
In reply to Foundation Seepage by Greg on July 19th, 1999 11:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

To seal the block walls from water, use a block sealer that has Portland cement in it. UGL Drylock is one of the better products. I used a less expensive product because I had less of a problem. You can also buy mold inhibitor to mix into paint if you are going to finish with a coat of paint.

If you have a seam between the walls and floor, you should calk it with a silicon based product.

To test your drains, simply get a bucket of water and try them. But have a shop vac handy if they don't work. I unplugged my basement drain by using the shop vac on it. Pulled out some stones and a half rusted combination lock. I'd like to see a drain cleaner work on that!

Sounds like you found a project that will keep you cool in the basement.

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