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Found 3 results for the keyword ‘Damp Proof’

  • HOW DO I WATERPROOF A BASEMENT?

    "Waterproofing" is an expensive and touchy process, because "waterproofing" means making it absolutely leak proof. In fact we rarely waterproof a basement, we generally "Damp proof" it. This means that we make it water resistant.Damp proofing is best done on the outside with specific bitumen...
  • Crawl Space Moisture Barriers

    Hi Jon and Crew... I am in the process of putting down vapour barrier in my crawl space (what a chore). Two questions: 1) Should I bring in sand or similar material to level out the dirt floor? It has heaves due to natural pitch of the land of up to three feet in various areas. I am thinking that...
  • DO I NEED TO MOISTURE PROOF THE BASEMENT WALL BEFORE INSULATING?

    If there is no water leakage problem, but the basement walls are a bit damp, you must cover the walls before insulating. Waterproofing coatings are not really necessary for moisture proofing. Polyethylene plastic sheets or horizontal strips of building paper are sufficient. These should be hung o...