Re: building new foundation
jkirk nailed it.
Originally Posted by harpo103
Another note ... many building codes will recognize using waterproofing below grade ..... whether it's peel and stick or applied rubberized ( sprayed or applied by hand ) along with an air gap membrane along with parge coat on above grade as sufficent insect proofing ICF's.
Regardless which system you choose ...... block , concrete, or ICF concrete .......the above method of waterproofing ( not damproofing ) the exterior side of the foundation is key to a long lasting dry basement .... along with proper drainage around the footings.
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