The Disadvantages Of Drylock

If you have been talking with a home improvement professional and he or she mentions Drylock or Drylok, what he is talking about is a basement waterproofing sealer that is put on the concrete. This product is designed to prevent water from seeping through the foundation and walls in the basement. Drylock is applied to the walls and floor with a brush or roller and many times homeowners will use this as a do-it-yourself fix to wet walls and floors.Drylock

The problem with this DIY approach is that often the root issue of the water seeping into the basement has not been addressed. This “fix” can be an inefficient method to protect against moisture and could even lead to mold growth. In some cases the moisture will force its way through the cement and the Drylock and cause flaking of the product – similar to paint cracking and flaking.

Even if you’ve used Drylock you will need to check for efflorescence; this is evident by sediment and white spots showing up on the walls and floor of the basement. Additionally, using this product in one area can lead to water moving into the basement in another area of the basement.

Before undertaking any measures to waterproof the basement, it’s best to work with a basement waterproofing professional to determine the reason for the wetness. Locating and fixing the source of the water is necessary before performing any measures to keep the basement dry. Professional repairing and sealing is crucial to basement health as well as that of your family!

Water seeping through the basement walls or floors requires a call to a waterproofing professional who can inspect the basement and assess not only the extent of the damage, but offer an inspection and repairs.

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