Wall, Kenny Kenny, Harry discussed on At Home with Gary Sullivan


We have Kenny Kenny, welcome. Hey, good morning, Harry. Happy to you out that another weekend full of fun. Vigor. Couple years ago, almost three years ago. I bought a fixer upper. Spent the last couple of years remodeling literally every square inch of the house windows doors. Driveway. My last couple of projects. One of them kind of scares me in the basement. Okay. I had. Come out and do a program for me. Okay. Corner of the basement where the cinderblock is damp. There's no water coming through draining. No toddling any of that. But it's damp. I want to know what you think is the best scenario for me to do. Shelf. Well, the first thing I would do when you said you hit a basement systems done. Have you called them? Was there any warranty? I'm just checking. Of course, there's no water coming into. Okay. It's just moisten their. Itself is no water running down the wall on the floor of that is the wall. Anything has the wall ever been painted or anything along? Okay. Have you looked outside to check my killer? Geez. Which is the gutters free flowing moving at water away from the foundation. In our city, north ridgeville here we don't have stores. Okay. Great degrading, fine. Extenders on the end of the, the gutter downspouts. Okay. Okay. All that stuff. Yeah. Okay. And no puddle of water around the foundation or anything like that at all. Okay. If it's just damp, the first thing I would do is I would get some dry lock. And dry lock is a water proofing paint. And I would paint that wall. Products. Branding. In the best by far by far. In terms of even how much pressure can hold back. And it won't even be an issue for a wall. That's just getting damp. In fact, we start off today show talking about putting dry lock on a wall, just minimize water vapor penetration through a foundation wall which can be up to eight to ten gallons a day. Wow. It can also stop rate on penetrations through the walls. So that would be the first thing I would do without a doubt. Dry. I mean if you wanna just do it over that area. Okay. But, you know, if you want pinup, a whole wall, even better. But again, the reason I asked about the paint is paint on that. Wall is the first thing that cans going to say is pain on a bare substrate. Okay because he can't waterproof old paint. Now vicious. Well, that or a paint stripper there's a, there's a environmentally friendly. Indoor safe painter for you can use called blue bear. It's called blue bear with Safin all give you a website to get it. You can get it on Amazon, too. But their, their website is f r a n. M A, R friend, mar dot com. A. M. N. F. A. N. M A, R friend, mar. Right. And you put a real thick code on it on where the pain is where you're gonna be paying you. Let that sit. In fact, I'd do it late afternoon or evening. Just let's set overnight and scrape it away. And then get the dry lock and there's even a dry lock extreme or just a regular dry. Luck will be fine. Just damp block, or a Dan foundation is nothing for that dry. Lock to seal it up. Jerry. Very good. Good luck to you. Take care. Bye bye. Now, let me just tell you a little something something here. Okay. Because I talk attention here. I talk about a lot of things when it comes to the basements, right? We talk about the killer. Jeez outside the gutters. Grading groundwater. We've talked about the whole system where they do the exterior digging interior digging. That is the ultimate ultimate. Okay. So if there's flowing water, I always cautioned myself on saying, get some hydraulic cement PECH thing up put some dry lock on it. You're good to go because I always ask, where's that water going now, usually once their water flowing in got a bigger problem fits, damp, wall? You gotta problem but maybe something you can kind of control with the dry lock eventually, if that problem becomes big enough in a good because. Why, why, why is that will getting wet wool? My guess is the primitive pipes on the outside of that home are getting slightly clogged. Maybe a little crushed maybe tree roots getting in there. Serves a little bit more water pressure that was there than was there, ten years ago. So we're gonna put the dry lock on there. It'll stop the problem will stop the problem for ten years. Twenty years, thirty years. I don't know. But it will solve your problem for right now. Eventually may be you end up having to look at the alternate whole system, the little troughs that helps a little right? It's bringing water in its controlling it in a drain to the sup, well, kind of half the system, but for that wall getting damn sure try that'll that'll do great job for you. John, welcome. Gary, how are you? Yes, sir. Just fine. One. Time. Just wondering if you still. Or something? No of something that would be better. It is a very niche product. I was thrilled for years when I recommended it the reason I don't talk about it as often now is a little complicated product. And there was some folks that let's say the expectations were a little bit different than what the actual performance would be one. I'm talking about is remembered the one time would is not a solvent. It's not a water base. It is a liquid solid, which means it dries, not from evaporation. In fact, it doesn't dry at all. It's cured by the sun. And when people were using index in full sun, Walla, perfect last for six, seven years beats a lot of product, most products if not all products. But if there's just a little bit of shade or a little over, hang it can't cure, and it stays tacky. And that's a problem. Nothing was ever. Yeah. Yeah. I know it's still being manufactured. If I want to use it again, can I just go over the old you can? And that's one of the beauties of that product that is certainly one of the beauties, we are talking to the fellow from the five would stain. He was talking about, you know, in a couple three four years wash it off with soap and water and reapply, the, the five would stain, the worst time would is what right along those same lines in your at the end of its life that six seven year period. Either washing it down or using a oxygenated bleach, or debt cleaner, and in replying to one time, would you will not have to strip that great? All right..

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