Prepping a basement foundation for finished basement down the road
We are looking to finish the basement of our 100yr old house in a few years. I know there are some potential moisture issues with the rubble foundation. We usually experience some flaking during the spring thaw. My thoughts on repairing the foundation is to have the interior and exterior reparged / repaired before we even consider any waterproofing.
One that is done, should we give it a year before we invest in waterproofing or can we do that after its hardened (after 28 days)?
Also, given the potential issues with digging up the exterior foundation and re-disturbing the soil, it seems best to go with an interior solution. We don’t have any major water issues (ie. flowing) with the interior, but there is definitely moisture present given the nature of the rubble / cement mix. Before we stud I’ve heard everything from running tyvek (building paper) to weeping tile on the interior. One problem mentioned by a local contractor with tyvek (unlike an weeping tile) is the potential thawing of frost on it in the spring, and that the water won’t have anywhere to go. Obviously there is a huge price point difference with doing an interior weeping tile, but is it a must?
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