Water Seeping Through Basement Floor
This entry was posted on May 17, 2012.
If you have water seeping through your basement floor, you have a little problem called seepage. The soil that surrounds your basement is filled with water. If it doesn't have water now, it collects water when it rains or when snow and ice melt. The concrete absorbs the water and hydrostatic pressure pushed the water up through your basement floor and into your concrete. With basement seepage, you might have a tiny bit of water or you might have a soaking wet floor. Either way, the solution is simple.
The Foundation Armor concrete sealer is a water-based sealer. You don't have to dry up your basement floor before applying the sealer. The sealer penetrates through your basement floor up to 6". It reacts with the free lime in the concrete to create a crystalline structure that water and vapors can't penetrate. You apply one coat, once in a lifetime. Once dry, your seepage problems will be gone.
Now, water can also seep in through cracks. If you have any cracks in your basement floor, or cracks where the wall and floor meet, repair the cracks with a permanent basement crack repair kit.