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Question DetailsAsked on 9/19/2016

Who knows something about waterproofing the house? Is it really worth doing?

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Certainly a "waterproof" house (actually highly water "resistant", because "waterproof" means certain mold and mildew issues like living inside a large ziplock bag) is desirable - better than sleeping in wet bedding, walking around in wet clothes, eating soggy food with weevils in it, etc.

I am guessing you mean waterproofing the basement foundation walls or slab - certainly commonly worth doing if you are having water infiltration problems, or high levels of water vapor in the basement beyond what a simple dehumidifier can handle.

You can find LOTS of previous similar questions with answers in the Home > Basement Waterproofing link in Browse Projects, at lower left - along with info on tha various options, and the importance of stopping the water OUTSIDE the house if at all possible, rather than letting it inside and then trying to handle it. Also info on high humidity issues and mold control in the Home > Mold link.

If you want input on your specific issue, you can also reply back in this thread using the Answer This Question yellow button right below your question, just as if you were answering your own question - and I and possibly other contributors will respond back to your specific issue. You can also use the leftmost yellow icon at the top of the Your Answer box that pops up to attach photos if you think that will help - like if wall cracking is involved.

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