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    Re: Damp Crawl Space

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    1. westcoaster avatar

      westcoaster
      Hi,
      I have a crawl space with a concrete slab floor that was poured on sand about 12-14" above the water table with no poly vapor barrier below the slab.
      For the most part, the crawl space is dry. (no intrusion of water pooling on the concrete)
      There is white efflorescence in patches on the floor.

      One section (100 sq feet) the surface of the concrete is loose and wet. While the main structure seems solid enough (no cracks nor broken pieces and was difficult enough to punch a hole through) it is very porous and damp there.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RANiw2kv0kQ

      Cleaning the loose scale and soft stuff off the surface is a given but will your Xypex concentrate work to seal the slab and prevent a further ingress of water from underneath?

      What preparation needs to be done with the efflorescence elsewhere on the slab?

      It should be noted there is no drain in this crawlspace and any effort to wash with large amounts of water will result in a pool under my house...
      Posted on 06 Mar
    2. Jim Caruth avatar

      Jim Caruth


      I apologize for taking so long to get back to you on this.  I was travelling last week and did not feel
      that I wanted to respond to you without an opportunity to review the video more
      thoroughly.

      This situation is probably more efficiently dealt with
      through a telephone conversation.  Please
      call me at your convenience. 

      Jim Caruth, Xypex Tech Services – 604-273-5265,
      jim.caruth@xypex.com

      Posted on 13 Mar

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