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Started by glakedylan, August 25, 2012, 04:32:39 PM
Quote from: Jeff on August 25, 2012, 07:00:36 PMOnce the water is gone, THEN you get a dehumidifier to keep the air dry. In the meantime, renters' insurance sounds like a real good idea.
Quote from: RhB_HJ on August 26, 2012, 12:20:10 AMIs there a floor drain? Or did they forget it?In my previous life in the country back East I had two dehumidifiers running in the basement. And in the height of the sauna (aka summer) they needed to be emptied as often as twice a day.There is a waterproofing cement that can be applied when the wall is wet (or even under water) commonly used by the municipal guys to fix cracks in fountains and similar stuff.
Quote from: PaulB on August 26, 2012, 12:32:24 AMWhile I am no expert in this area, I do believe that you should not waterprrof the inside walls of the foundation as this will cause more serious damage to the walls. The outside walls should be heavily waterproofed and a french drain installed for best results.Neither of these are inexpensive solutions.
Quote from: Mike from CT on August 26, 2012, 02:47:33 AMGary, Gary, Gary.....It's not a bummer. It's a chance to hang a "railroad in the skies" layout in the basement at the same time you convince your wife you need to construct a 4 track main up the stairs, through the halls and into the two spare bedrooms.Think of the 4 track mainline that entails.... The opportunity..... The income for Atlas....