basement waterproofing

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    Anonymous
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    My house was built in the 1940s’ and water is coming in through the mortar joints in the rear wall of the basement. It has a brick foundation.
    I am not going to use drylock or any other stuff of thls sort as it tis toxic and this is a rental. There is a family living in there.
    I coated most of the wall with hydraulic leak stopper from Lowes but working with it is a pain as it sets too quickly.
    Can I stop using that stuff and switch over to regular mortar and put on a few coats to cover the whole area a few times?
    Any other ideas?
    THANK YOU!!!!

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    Anonymous
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    Waterproofing is done outside with gutters, downspout extensions and grading and/or by digging out the wall to the foundation and applying the ‘proofing’ material on the outside of the structure. You are talking about methods of trying to stop the water when it’s already 99% of the way inside. Concrete repair Ottawa is highly expert in these types of jobs.

    If working outside is not for you, a water mitigation system might be the next thing you should research.

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