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Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?

Hi We are looking for admixture to prevent water wicking into concrete. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you! To be able to help you solve your problem we wo...

Posted by Frank Liu July 4, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...wicking moisture from the concrete, or soaking up bulk water. If you go with polyiso I would recommend taping up the bottoms to prevent moisture infiltration. ...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Insulation on interior or exterior of frost wall - or both - for floating slab?

...wicking into foundation walls and floors. Have a look through those links and let us know if you have more questions, we think building a slab on grade is bette...

Posted by Marc-Andre Roy Oct. 4, 2021, 9:20 a.m. Slab on Grade 5 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...wicking up through cement from bottom of the walls. So can I paint the inside walls with paint sealant or maybe a rubber sealant? But if I do, will I risk freez...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 42 Responses