How to Seal a Basement

Homeowners across the county are experiencing continuous water problems in their basements. Water damage can be attributed to a number of factors including the proximity of the homes foundation to the water table, the slope of the foundations ground, cracks in the foundation or weak concrete that allows water to seep through the walls. In order to prevent all of these problems it is best to use an all in one concrete sealer that is a combination densifier and waterproofer. First all cracks must be repaired by using a do-it-yourself crack repair kit or by hiring a professional crack repair specialist. Once you are sure water is not coming into the basement through cracks you can seal your basement with a basement waterproofing sealer.

The best all in one sealer for basement waterproofing is Lithi-Tek 9500. It is a penetrating formula designed chemically react in the concrete filling the small pores, capillary tracts, and shrinkage cracks preventing the growth of mold and mildew and the spread of radon. Efflorescence and hydrostatic pressure are also reduced and concrete is strengthened up to 45%. Since Lithi-Tek 9500 is a densifier it will strengthen the concrete preventing water from seeping through the walls. Also because Lithi-Tek 9500 is a silicate/siliconate blend it has enhanced waterproofing characteristics and is the perfect sealer for basement waterproofing.

Lithi-Tek 9500

Waterproofer & densifier

Published Sunday 24th of November 2013 // Updated Friday 5th of May 2017

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