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How to Waterproof a Basement - This Old House




This Old House general contractor Tom Silva solves soggy basement problems and shows host Kevin O'Connor how to waterproof a basement. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Waterproof a Basement:

- waterproof masonry paint, used to seal interior of foundation walls

- hydraulic cement, used to seal cracks and holes

- bucket, used to mix hydraulic cement 4. Flexible down spout extender

- 4-inch-diameter PVC pipe, used to connect downspout to drywell

- drywell

Tools for How to Waterproof a Basement:

- paintbrush or paint roller, used to apply waterproof paint

- putty knife, used to mix and apply hydraulic cement

- shovel, used to dig trench for PVC pipe and hole for drywell

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