What is the best way to repair small leaks in the basement walls?

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Small leaks in cement

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  • Kat Kat on Jan 05, 2018
    there are products just for this purpose! Check Home depot/ or your local hardware store. Also, after repair use paint with water barrier, Hope this helps!

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 05, 2018
    Do you know if it is pipes leaking or water from the outside? The first step is to figure it out and fix that problem. Pipes need to be repaired and there might need to be a french drain dug around the perimeter. There are some great products on the market to seal the walls, once you have fixed the leak.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 05, 2018
    What are your walls made of? that would determine the product to use. Of course the best way is to stop the water. You should look at your gutters and downspouts as a possible source. And if your foundation is at the bottom of a slope/hill then you might need to put in a French Drain leading the water away out to the street storm drains.
    There are application products that can be applied to concrete/concrete block like Drylok, there are waterproof coatings like
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRVpTeA1uqY Apple Drain has lots of videos on how to put in French Drains to solve problems that you can do
    Cracks are repaired with either Quickcrete, polyurethane or epoxy..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zM_aecIT7c

  • William William on Jan 05, 2018
    Use Hydraulic Cement to fill the cracks. It expands as it hardens. Mix just the amount you need to a peanut butter consistency. Use a putty knife to force it into the cracks.

  • Sono Arima Sono Arima on Jan 06, 2018
    First thing is to find the source of the water, else you will only be damming up future water damage and a larger expense.