How to waterproof your wet, leaky basement is easy with the do-it-yourself SquidGee Dry basement waterproofing system!

How to Waterproof a Basement

DIY basement waterproofing is as easy as following directions with the SquidGee Dry System! Every SquidGee Dry System kit includes a full-color and detailed installation guide to walk you through your do-it-yourself basement waterproofing project with ease.

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Step 1: Relieve Hydrostatic Pressure
For block wall foundations, drill holes into the hollow cavities of each block to relieve hydrostatic pressure build up the basement walls. For all other basement wall types - poured concrete, brick, stone - you do not drill weep holes, as there are not hollows in your basement walls that build up with pressure.

Step 2: Prep & Clean Basement Floor
Remove any paint, carpet glue or residue from your basement floor out 3-inches from the walls using a wire drill attachment that will nick at the concrete. Clean the concrete using plain warm water and a sponge, so when you run the pads of your fingers across the floor they come up completely clean.

Step 3: Create Structural Bond
Place a thick bead of glue on the bottom of the SquidGee Dry main section. You will use half the amount of glue in the 10 oz. tube of SealOnce Adhesive. This bead of glue is your structural bond. When you place the main section in place, hold the section with light, even compression for 30 seconds allowing the SealOnce Adhesive to ooze down into the cement fines, which will give you an outstanding structural bond.

Step 4: Install Components
Install your pre-molded inside and outside corners, rugged butt-joint connectors, and end caps using the SealOnce Adhesive.

Step 5: Apply Water-tight Seal
Apply a finishing bead using the SealOnce Adhesive to the joint where the base of the section meets the basement floor. This front finishing bead of adhesive is your water-tight. Again using half the amount of glue in the 10 oz. tube of SealOnce Adhesive, caulk the joint of one main section at a time creating a uniform bead of adhesive. Immediately follow by slicking down the bead of SealOnce Adhesive. Dipping your fingers into a little liquid soap will keep the bead uniform and clean.

Step 6: Drain System
The final step is draining the SquidGee Dry System to your sump pump or floor drain. Learn how-to here…

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Do-it-yourself SquidGee Dry Basement Waterproofing System
SquidGee Dry main section, inside corner, outside corner, butt-joint, end cap, SealOnce Adhesive