Post # 1
We have a ranch style home. There is a garage door at one end on the side that meets the driveway. On all the other sides the basement is fully below ground. We are having issues with the basement being damp. I’m wondering if anyone has used any of the waterproofing paint-type products on the market. We are looking to try something along those lines to see if it helps keep the moisture out.
Post # 3
Is water actually seepin in through the foundation? Or is it just damp?
Post # 4
We used dry lok masonry waterproofer. It was a lengthy process, but definitely helped keep the water out. We had to do it in the summer when it wasn’t so wet. It took 2 coats, and some areas 3.
Post # 5
I think there are a few places where it’s actually seeping in through the foundation. There are times when there are small areas of water on the floor, and a few spots on the foundation where we get mold/mildew growth. I’d love to take out the garage door and put in something that we can seal better, but I don’t know if that’s something we are going to do anytime soon. Although the water that we get doesn’t seem to be near the garage door and the previous owners did a good job angling the blacktop driveway down and creating a threshold to keep water out.
Post # 6
I would hire a home inspector to find out what the problem is before starting to fix it.
It could be that the drainage tiles around the perimeter of the house have been crushed or are clogged up.
Post # 7
Does your house have drain tile? We did not have drain tile when we moved into our house, and a month after moving in our basement flooded. The water was coming up from the foundation and through the basement walls (that had waterproof paint). We had drain tile installed once we got our flooding basement resolved, there has not been any water problems since.