A fter poring over reams of articles, ads, newproduct
poop sheets and reports in an effort
to update my 30 years of experience in
building dry basements and crawl spaces (or
drying wet ones), I am convinced that these
modern methods offer little that's new under
the sun (or, rather, below the surface).
For one thing, the theme repeated ad
nauseum by every one of the writers describing
these innovations is always the same: Provide
proper foundation drainage, backfilling
and grading. So what else is new?
Plain common sense and experience,
combined with commonly available, inexpensive
materials and practices, can accomplish
wonders in waterproofing foundations.
There's simply little need for some of
the newfangled and costly materials.