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Basement Waterproofing Solutions

Wanna learn SANI-TRED’s Basement Waterproofing Solutions? A basement can be a valuable addition to your home, providing extra space for various purposes. However, basements are also notorious for their susceptibility to moisture problems. Which leads to mold, mildew, and even the infiltration of harmful gases like radon. To protect your basement and make it a usable, safe, and dry space, it’s essential to invest in an effective waterproofing solution. We’ll delve into why SANI-TRED is the best material for waterproofing a basement. Explore its unique properties, including its ability to permanently adhere, stop mold and mildew growth, and seal out over 99% of radon. we will also compare SANI-TRED to other waterproofing products and their physical properties. Understanding the Need for Waterproofing Basements are particularly vulnerable to water intrusion due to their subterranean location and direct contact with soil and groundwater. 

Permanently Adheres by Penetrating

One of the standout features of SANI-TRED PermaFlex is its ability to permanently adhere to poured concrete, block, brick, stone and mortar. It can adhere the most common substrates by absorbing/penetrating into it then curing to become as tough as a tire. PermaFlex doesn’t just ‘stick’ to concrete; it becomes permanently impregnated within it. Unlike other waterproofing materials that merely ‘stick’ to surfaces or just create a surface barrier, SANI-TRED penetrates into the substrate and becomes a part of the structure itself. This unique characteristic ensures permanent adhesion and protection that won’t peel, crack, or delaminate over time. Traditional waterproofing paints, coatings and sealers create a thin, hard/brittle layer that is prone to damage, especially in high-traffic areas. In contrast, SANI-TRED’s PermaFlex’s penetrating formula becomes an integral part of the substrate, effectively sealing out water for the life of the structure while remaining flexible.

Effective Mold and Mildew Prevention

Mold and mildew thrive in damp, dark, and humid environments, making basements the perfect breeding ground. Traditional waterproofing methods may deter moisture penetration but do little to address the underlying issue of humidity. This is where SANI-TRED sets itself apart. SANI-TRED not only waterproofs your basement but also acts as a moisture barrier. This page outlines the application step by step. The first coat penetrates into the concrete. Any joints, cracks, holes and penetrations are sealed using LRB/TAV mixture. Lastly PermaFlex is applied again. The materials weld to each other molecularly creating a waterproof barrier tough as a tire that is half inside the concrete and on the surface. This comprehensive approach not only prevents water infiltration, but also stops damage, inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. This is a significant advantage over conventional waterproofing products that may inadvertently create a hidden environment conducive to mold and mildew.

Seals Out Over 99% of Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally occurring in soil and can infiltrate homes through many locations. Radon can enter through cracks, joints, holes and through the porosity of the foundation itself. Prolonged exposure to radon is a leading cause of lung cancer, making it crucial to keep this harmful gas out of your living spaces. SANI-TRED’s exceptional waterproofing abilities extend to radon mitigation. By forming a seamless, impermeable barrier, SANI-TRED effectively seals out over 99% of radon, ensuring the safety of your indoor air quality. Traditional waterproofing products, with their limited ability to create a true, lasting seal, cannot offer the same level of protection against this invisible threat. Comparing SANI-TRED to Conventional Waterproofing Products to truly appreciate the superiority of SANI-TRED, let’s compare its physical properties to those of conventional waterproofing products:

Flexibility vs. Brittleness

SANI-TRED: Flexible – SANI-TRED’s flexible nature allows it to move with the natural expansion and contraction of the basement structure, preventing cracks and damage to the waterproofing barrier. Conventional Products: Brittle – Most traditional waterproofing paints, coatings, sealers and patching materials are hard, brittle and can become harder and more brittle with age. This makes them prone to cracking when subjected to temperature fluctuations and foundation movement.

Ability to Fill Voids

SANI-TRED: Excellent – SANI-TRED’s LRB/TAV mixture can fill any voids, cracks, holes, around penetrations, smooth out any rough areas and imperfections in the substrate, creating a seamless and complete waterproofing barrier. Conventional Products: Limited – Conventional waterproofing materials often lack the ability to fill voids, leaving potential weak points in the protection. Most traditional materials used for patching are often hard, brittle and crack when even very slight movement occurs causing leaks.

Longevity and Durability

SANI-TRED: Exceptional – SANI-TRED’s permanent adhesion and flexibility ensure long-lasting waterproofing, with a lifetime warranty. Conventional Products: Variable – The longevity of traditional waterproofing products can vary widely depending on the quality of the product and the application method, with many needing frequent reapplication.

Mold and Mildew Resistance

SANI-TRED: High Performance – SANI-TRED actively reduces humidity levels and creates an inhospitable environment for mold and mildew growth. Conventional Products: Limited – While some traditional waterproofing products claim mold and mildew resistance, they may not effectively address the underlying moisture issue. Conclusion When it comes to waterproofing your basement and ensuring its long-term protection, SANI-TRED stands head and shoulders above conventional waterproofing products. Its unique ability to permanently adhere by absorption, prevent mold and mildew growth, and seal out over 99% of radon makes it the ultimate solution for safeguarding your basement.


basement waterproofing solutions

basement waterproofing blogs

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