Waterproofing Basement Walls

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Rolling masonry waterproofer on concrete block basement wall.

Rolling masonry waterproofer on concrete block basement wall.

Basement walls tend to be porous, allowing moisture from outside to penetrate through. To prevent moisture problems, roll or brush a quality masonry waterproofer on the inside basement walls.

Be sure to choose a waterproofer made from a heavy duty resin for maximum adhesion, and that resists the growth of mold and mildew.

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Masonry surfaces are, by nature, porous—that’s why moisture problems are common in basements. The solution is a good quality masonry waterproofer that not only controls the access of unwanted moisture, but also provides an attractive surface.

Masonry waterproofers can be applied by brush or roller. Just be sure to look for a product that includes additives to resist mold and mildew, and has a heavy-duty resin technology for maximum adhesion to the masonry surface.

These tips are brought to you by QUIKRETE – What America’s Made Of.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 5th, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Hi, Peggy,
    We recommend contacting Quikrete for product-specific questions.
    Here’s where you can do that:
    Good luck!

  • Peggy Becker Says:
    April 27th, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Back in 2012 we painted out basement block walls with Quikrete Masonry Waterproofer tinted to Valley Smoke. We need to do some touching up and can’t find it any place. Do they still make this product? If so, where can we get it? If not, what is comparable?

  • Pie Says:
    August 15th, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Doesnt it rot blocks because water saturates ouside?

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Waterproofing Basement Walls