How do I fix water seeping in my basement walls?
Here are eight strategies to keep water out of your basement.
- Add Gutter Extensions.
- Plug Gaps.
- Restore the Crown.
- Reshape the Landscape.
- Repair Footing Drains.
- Install a Curtain Drain.
- Pump the Water.
- Waterproof the Walls.
Can you seal a basement from the inside?
DO apply a masonry waterproofing product to bare interior basement walls. If your foil test showed that water is soaking through your basement walls and leaving them wet, seal the interior of the walls with a high-quality waterproof paint, such as DRYLOK White Extreme Waterproofer (available from Home Depot).
What is the best sealant for basement walls?
RadonSeal Deep-Penetrating Concrete Sealer seals poured concrete and concrete blocks deeper and tighter than any other sealer on the market. The best basement sealer for your foundation walls and concrete floor against water seepage, vapor transmission and even radon gas.
Why is my basement wall leaking?
Basement walls leak when water builds up in the soil outside your foundation. This water presses against your walls, leaking in through anywhere it can. Leaking walls tend to be ugly surfaces, stained by water, mold, and white, powdery efflorescence.