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capillary break between concrete and wood

nrosdal | Posted in General Questions on

i just finished pouring my footings/stem walls (icf with fastfoot monopour).  Next weekend i will be back on site to strip bracing and do waterproofing.  I will likely be using a fluid applied (henry blue seal or henry air bloc) and am curious if there is any benefit to spraying it on top of wall as well as an extra capillary break to serve as a back up or in addition to the sill sealer (will also be running acoustic sealant on either side of sill sealer for air tightness purposes).

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  1. Expert Member
    BILL WICHERS | | #1

    It won't hurt, and might help, and it won't really add to your project cost if you're doing the rest of the wall anyway, so I'd do it. Seems like all upside to me. Sill seal gasket material isn't all that durable, either, so having a bit of a redundant layer to help out is probably a good thing.


  2. nrosdal | | #2

    thanks for the reply, that is what i was thinking. Here are a few pictures of the concrete day.

  3. Expert Member
    BILL WICHERS | | #3

    Nice view. Reminds me of the Appalachians when I was on the PA Turnpike a lot going to/from Maryland.


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