Waterproofing Membranes for Cement Block Retaining Walls
Leaking basements issues are a very common problem (sadly) and there is only one effective way to permanently resolve water leaks for existing masonry (concrete) retaining walls.
The best and permanent solution to stop water leaks to below ground walls – either cement block retaining walls, masonry, besser block etc - is to do the job right!
That means using the correct below grade system possible - and not just based on price alone. The consequences of basement leaks can be expensive and time consuming.
If remedial waterproofing is required further down the track, then “positive” waterproofing - on the external surface - is the best option.
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Using Liquid Applied Membranes to Waterproof Retaining Walls
Best Basement Waterproofing System
Water Leaks and Below Ground Tanking
5 Steps to Waterproof Existing Basement & Retaining Wall
- 3Waterproofing Application
- 4Membrane Protection
2. Exterior Surface Preparation
How to Prepare Retaining Walls for Waterproofing
Cement block retaining wall preparation prior to waterproofing application.
Below Ground Waterproofing - Design & Planning
Durability of design and materials is mandatory with below grade waterproofing systems.
Below ground waterproofing is one of those areas usually unseen and I am not sure if it is this "out of sight, out of mind" mentality, however it is an area of construction often neglected.
3. Type of Waterproofing Product
4. Membrane Protection
Leaking Existing Basements
Remedial Waterproofing & Repairs
Why Take The Risk?
Liquid Applied Membranes are our method of choice to waterproof retaining walls and all below ground tanking. Cement blocks are very porous and it is imperative the surfaces are waterproofing correctly.
Concrete blocks are used to construct a large variety of above & below ground structures.
Video - Waterproofing Retaining Wall
Liquid Applied Waterproofing to Basement Walls
Waterproofing Product: Liquid Applied Membranes
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Protecting Waterproofing & Retaining Walls
Video - Protecting Retaining Walls
How To Waterproof Retaining Walls?
For smaller projects or for the Owner/Builder, Liquid Rubber Membranes can be applied by brush or roller from handy DIY Buckets.
Together with Arma-Blue protection sheets, waterproofing small retaining walls is easily achieved by the DIY market.
For further information - see link below.