in Toronto eh…and how much money did this cost?
He says, they’re parging the interior brick basement walls because he says it was deteriorating.
–Parging the inside walls will not stop further deterioration nor water that is entering through exterior cracks, deteriorated-parging etc
2:15 they are going to place Delta membrane on/against the inside foundation walls.
– The Delta membrane doesn’t really do anything, in fact it hides, conceals further water that will enter, it hides mold, efflorescence on walls, hides further deterioration of walls.
Here’s a brick foundation…
See the hole, deterioration on the outside?
So parging the inside does nothing to keep water from getting in anything like this on the exterior and won’t stop anything like this from further deterioration.
Brick walls, see the hole/gap around the exterior of gas line? Water gets in here as well.
Same things happen on block foundation walls. Sometimes, some interior blocks will deteriorate like this…
The exterior of block walls can also deteriorate, like this…
So parging or painting the inside of block, brick walls doesn’t stop further water or deterioration, no.
Installing interior basement systems and–or parging the inside basement wall won’t seal exterior cracks either, doesn’t stop those cracks from widening… like this
Installing interior basement systems or parging/painting the interior foundation wall doesn’t repair openings/gaps, open and widening mortar joints either, like this… go full screen if ya like
Do ya think mice, termites, ants etc can enter through any of these exterior cracks and open mortar joints?
If an HI is doing an inspection on a home that has anything like the above, what does the HI tell their client?
Do they tell them to install an interior system?
Do they recommend raising and sloping the grade? Mudjacking slabs?
100’ long downspout ext’s?
Parge or paint the inside basement walls and install delta membrane?