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Old 03-03-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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Waterproofing A Chicago Two Flat (brick To Stone Foundation)...

Short story, until about six months ago my adjacent property did all the work of removing water from the area. Now, there is a grassy lawn. Which is to say, my foundation was able to keep water out until now.

I am looking at various techniques to fixing the issue. I was curious from this group what the accepted methodology is as of today. One guy wants to patch it - parging - (I am not a fan since we are going through the trouble of digging it up, let's knock it out.) Another wants to pour all-new concreted along the affected side (no tuckpointing/other masonry work). Seems to me water will get behind there, but I am open on that. Another wants to put it some sort of impermeable membrane that will allow the brick to breathe out and release vapor into the recesses of the membrane. And finally, another wants to put a rubberized coating all around.

That was a ton of info. What are your thoughts?
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