Basement Waterproofing

Published Monday 17th of March 2014 // Updated Thursday 25th of May 2017

Topics: concrete sealer, the best sealer

Nothing is worse than walking down into a basement to find the walls or the carpets wet. Basements are prone to flooding since they are the lowest level of a building built in close proximity to the water table. The most vulnerable basements are located fully below ground with no way for water to drain away from the house. Moving water seeks the path of least resistance and finds its way through small cracks, and voids in the concrete or cinderblock foundation.

A lot of times basements will not completely flood but they will have seepage. Seepage occurs when water creeps in through the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete thus soaking into the finished walls and carpets. Seepage usually occurs through small cracks in a basement foundation or through extremely porous concrete blocks.

Another common cause for basement flooding is improper sealing techniques or lack there of. If basement walls and foundations were not properly sealed during a home's construction, water will seep through during even most apparent weather conditions. If your basement fills with water after a rain storm you need to seal it to prevent future impending water damage. More importantly if your basement has never been sealed you need to take the proper precautions and seal it before it is too late.

This is where Lithi-Tek 9500 comes into play. The Lithi-Tek 9500 product is a penetrating waterproofing and densifying concrete sealer all-in-one formulated utilizing nano-technology.

Benefits of the molecularly engineered Lithi-Tek 9500:

  • Stronger, smaller, lighter nanoparticles are able to effectively penetrate deeper and chemically react more evenly.
  • More accurate penetration and ability for the formulas to travel through all voids, pores and tracts, chemically bonding to the concrete.
  • Smallest atomic structures possible, one thousand times smaller than the wavelengths of light, resulting from the manipulation of single nanoparticle molecules in finely controlled ways.
  • Improved systems to control penetration and prevent/resist water, mold, mildew, efflorescence, radon, hydrostatic pressure and water vapor transmission.

The Lithi-Tek 9500 is a great option to prevent any future moisture or water issues on any poured concrete substrate. However, if you are looking to treat an area that has been exposured to moisture or has had active seepage, it is best to use a two step process. First use the Lithi-Tek 4500 product as a primer, wait seven days and then apply the Siloxa-Tek 8500as a top coat. Keep in mind that if you are looking to treat concrete blocks or concrete cinderblocks the best product to use is the Siloxa-Tek 8500 as a stand alone product.

Lithi-Tek 9500

Waterproofer & densifier

Siloxa-Tek 8500

Water & salt repellent

Lithi-Tek 4500

Densifier & hardener

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