How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

So How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement.
Basement waterproofing has been around since basements have been constructed below ground level and sometimes even below the water table. The basement waterproofing design features are critical as basements are often subject to groundwater (hydrostatic) pressure. Even when a building is exposed just to climatic rainfall the walls of the substructure  experience varying levels of hydrostatic pressure.
When there is a failure in waterproofing membrane what happens?
Hydrostatic pressure caused by this below grade presence of water, will result in the water penetrating the waterproofing membrane and eventually into your basement structure.

Basement Waterproofing  for New Concrete based Construction

Drizoro maxseal super for basement walls

External Waterproofing of your basement wall

The waterproofing by design is usually on the outside of the building structure and is referred to as External Waterproofing. This waterproofing is on the water side of the structure and is designed to stop water penetration into the structure.

In new construction access to the walls is usually reasonably easy as foundations, footings are still exposed. Basement waterproofing on the waterside will always give you the best results.
Cementitious Basement Waterproofing products are among the easiest, if not the easiest, waterproofing materials to use. Clean efflorescence free, and damp wall is all that is required.
The Drizoro Products come to you as a premixed powder. Add the prescribed amount of water. READ instructions on bag. Watch how to video links. Apply using stiff brush or MaxBrush, long-handled broom/brush   They’re readily available from our OnlineWaterproofingShop easier.

Advantages of the Drizoro cementitious coatings and membrane systems:-

The main advantage is that any small imperfections in the applications will not lead to long-term deterioration and delamination. Which in turn as often resulted in membrane failure. Especially with many other waterproofing membrane systems which are not locked into the surface of the concrete structure. Leading to the total collapse of the waterproof membrane and resultant water penetration into the building.
Small imperfections in most cases when using Drizoro waterproofing products will self heal. The adhesion of Drizoro cementitious products works by becoming part of the crystalline matrix of the cement  wall. The cementitious membrane coatings will not become delaminated. Failure of other systems eventually can lead to complete collapse of the concrete block wall. We recommend that to prevent damage to wall when back filling you use protection board.

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement with Remedial Waterproofing

External waterproofing remedial repairs of a basement’s external walls and floors is extremely difficult as they are usually buried. Making basement waterproofing repairs much more expensive. The main reason is that the area, which requires rectification and restoration may not be able to readily identified. The external failure of the below ground waterproofing systems is often not be exactly where the wet problem is showing on the internal wall of your basement.  The next important reason is that to reach any point of failure will require excavation. This at the very best may not be a practical  solution or even impossible to reach areas required.

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

Internal  Cementitious Basement Waterproofing:– water is penetrating through wall areas, floor or roof car park causing damage to the building structure and needs to be stopped as soon as practical.
Waterproofing your basement internally basement avoids major works. All that is needed to commence the internal basement waterproofing is a clean, efflorescence free, damp wall. When the wall is below the water table and subject to continuous hydrostatic water pressure then it is often necessary to allow all water to be drained from face of the areas to be waterproofed.
Select the Drizoro Maxseal product that is most suitable for your application. Apply it to the concrete, block, masonry surface. Then use Drizoro Maxplug to seal drainage holes and coat them with Drizoro Maxseal.

This is you How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

Finished Surface of Your Basement Can Decorative

Cementitious Internal waterproofing increases the longevity of the building structure as it stops water flow through the wall, floor, or podium slab reducing erosion of the concrete, chemical destruction of the structural strength of the concrete. Preventing resultant creation of acidic conditions in the concrete which in turn will cause rusting of all steel reinforcement.

Steel expands up to eight times its original size and eventual destruction of your re-enforced concrete or masonry block walls.

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