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If your basement floods, I am sure you are tired of the headaches it causes. In this article, you will learn ways you can waterproof your home, by doing it yourself. Do it yourself waterproofing can be a simple but yet a very time consuming task. Hopefully this article will help you save time and most importantly, money.

Don’t let waterproofing your home without the aid of professionals intimidate you. There are very many different products out on the market to assist you to in waterproofing your home.

Some products are as follows:

Basement Dry:
To use this product, a hole is drilled into the basement floor, a probe is then inserted into the hole. The probe is essential for detecting ground water. Once water is detected, the probe will suck up the water into the self-priming pump. What makes this product effective is, when the water is removed from under the floor, the pressure is removed also. If the water was never removed, pressure would still be present, resulting in the water being pushed into any crack in the floor or wall. With this product, do it yourself waterproofing couldn’t be any easier.

SquidGee Dry:
This is a high advertised product, to keep water out. This fabrication works on poured and block walls. With block walls, water is trapped in the holes of the block. To drain the water simply drill small holes on the bottom layer of block, using the SquidGee Dry. It is not necessary to drill in every single block. Once the water is released it goes to the SquidGee Dry. With poured walls the process is also simple. Unlike block walls, poured walls are not hollow. Water comes through the cracks and goes to the “cold joint” (where the floor and wall meet). Seal these cracks from top to bottom. But leave the very bottom unsealed, so the water can then go to the SquidGee Dry. As products vary, people’s preference does as well. This product ranks in the top for people who like to do things themselves.

Another alternative is to go to your town’s hardware store, and buy some Concrete Water-proofer. This method may be the least expensive route to do it yourself waterproofing. The process is also quite easy, but this is where the time consuming part comes in to play. Depending on how many cracks you have or wish to fill. To prepare the floor or walls when fixing and mending cracks you would want to follow these four steps:

1. Chisel a rectangular "U" shaped groove along crack.

2. Remove debris from groove by flushing with water and scrubbing with a brush.

3. Fill groove with a fast-setting hydraulic cement compound available at building supply stores.

4. Apply the cement water-proofer, over the repaired area, as directed on the product.

That's it. You home should be dry.

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