Monday, June 15, 2009

Of Foundations and Water

June 14 016

Water at the foundation is a little different here than in Seattle.

In Seattle there's layers of gravel, drain pipes, filter fabrics and multiple other methods for keeping water away from the foundation. This is especially important in an area where on the other side of that foundation wall is a living space.

So I asked about all of that and the others said.... well... we do have to waterproof it, but we usually just coat the foundation with a layer of... foundation coating.

Water just doesn't wage the war here that it does in Seattle.

Here we'll get drain tile, we've waterproofed the foundation with a tar-ish coating, and that'll be good!

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