Waterproofing exterior stairs (wet basement)
Hi I’m in the process of trying to get my basement dry enough to finish part of it.
1959 Ranch in CT. Poured foundation with no insulation or sealing. I’m in the process of rim joist insulation.
I’m going to get the leaky gutters replaced to start with. I’ve done a little bit of grading, but one of the problems is this: The front and rear stairs to the doors were poured as part of the foundation. Underneath the steps housed a boiler and one still houses an oil tank. They do not have protection from the outside rain, so water leaks in during heavy rain. I was planning on installing Slate tile over the bare concrete and waterproofing with siloxane.
Does this seem like a good solution? Otherwise some sort of cantilevered roof could be installed as a mini porch. Should I also put some sort of sealant on the inside?
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