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ICF Basement Walls Create Warm, Dry Basements

BuildBlock ICFs are ideal for the construction of basement walls. There are many advantages to ICF basement walls.  With ICF basement walls, the concrete is not exposed to the interior or exterior of the basement wall. The EPS panels on each side of the concrete insulate the basement walls and create a barrier. Basements built with ICFs are much more comfortable and feel like the upper levels, creating more truly livable space and increasing property value.  With proper waterproofing and installation, ICF basement walls create a warm, dry basement for years to come.

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ICF Basement Walls Create Warm, Dry Basements

Effective waterproofing is vital to your ICF basement walls. BuildBlock recommends and sells the following basement waterproofing products:
DMX FlexSheet™ Dimpled Membrane for Basement Walls
DMX FlexSheet™’s air-gap membrane technology keeps basements dry, no matter what the weather or soil conditions.

Most basements have cracks of some kind that occur during the curing process. This is very common at window openings, beam pockets, and sometimes at corners or elevation changes.

When the soil around the foundation gets wet, it creates a constant hydrostatic pressure against the wall that will push water into the basement, even through the tiniest crack. DMX FlexSheet™ isolates these cracks from the surrounding wet soil, to prevent this from happening.

DMX FlexSheet™ creates an air gap between wet soil and your basement walls, allowing the concrete to breathe and disperse moisture. Wet soil never touches the walls next to your living space.

New basement walls are full of moisture. DMX FlexSheet™’s air gap technology allows moisture to exit the basement walls and work its way to the footing drain. Wet soil never touches the foundation. The basement walls dry properly so they are not damaged by freeze-thaw cycles. Details.

TAMKO TW-60 Sheet Waterproofing Membrane for Basement Walls

TAMKO TW-60 is a flexible, self-adhering, rubberized asphalt sheet waterproofing membrane with a polymer film on the surface and a removable treated release film on the adhesive side.

TW-60 is especially well suited for below-grade waterproofing of basement walls. It’s important to prepare the surface of the basement walls with Tamko TWP-2 Water Base Primer. Details.

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