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Wet basement
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Scott(TN)    Posted 08-21-2003 at 17:02:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wondering if anyone has used a product called radonseal (can do a google search on this) to cure a basement that leaks? Or have any other ideas other than landscaping or gutters.
All thoughts are greatly appreciated!!


don't waste your $$s    Posted 08-22-2003 at 10:18:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I looked at that radonseal...just a load of balogna.

As Mike D said, the best (and probably only) way to cure it is from the outside. Previous owner of my house tried to use something like radonseal and the leaks just burst through elsewhere, usually worse. The guy spent more time, money, and energy with cheap shortcuts than he would have had he done the job right in the first place.

If you have gutters and landscaping fixed and still have leaks, consider digging in a "french drain." (From the outside, of course!)

tom a


Mike D.    Posted 08-21-2003 at 19:23:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Scott,
Man, have I got a few wet basement stories I could share... but I won't bother you with them. You already know.

First off:
Best, and simplest way to cure a wet basement is from the outside. Gutters, downspouts, drain tile, positive slope away from the structure, etc.

Start there and see how it proceeds-

There are other tricks, however, the cheapest way is from the outside.

Take Care- Mike D.


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