Anyone who has mopped up a wet basement knows the damage that water leaves in its wake. In addition to obvious problems such as peeling paint, ruin of household goods, damp musty smells and loss of valuable storage space, water can cause damage more slowly and in less obvious ways. Damp timbers (wood joists and beams) can warp and bow and are susceptible to the fungi that cause mold, mildew, dry rot and possible even health risks. Also, water in a basement makes any improvement or remodelling impossible.
The battle against moisture is the most common basement problem faced by homeowners. It can range from seepage through the pores of walls and floors to water gushing through cracks, construction joints (e.g. where the floor and walls meet) or structural defects. In spite of this, most basements have been built with little or no attention to preventing moisture problems.
When water seepage occurs, it is preferable to solve the problem from the "inside" so that the costly process of excavating the exterior of the foundation is avoided. However, for an "inside" application to be successful, it is important that the correct product be used.
Because conventional surface coatings rely on their adhesion to basement walls and floors, they frequently blister and peel off when subjected to water pressure and seepage. Many can only be applied to a completely dry surface and cannot therefore be used when needed most.
HD-150 provides homeowners an industrially proven technology which has been used by contractors on the most demanding concrete waterproofing projects around the world for more than 25 years.
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