Paint-On Sealers

According to industry experts, paint-on sealers may work on some damp walls, but they will not stop seepage. Paint-on sealers may temporarily hide the symptoms of a seepage problem, but because sealers do not address the root cause of the seepage problem, the problem usually reappears. (Homebuyers beware: Current owners claiming to have solved waterproofing problems with paint-on sealers may unknowingly be saying, “I’ve hidden the symptoms of my water problem long enough to sell my house.” Additionally, freshly painted basement walls may indicate an attempt to hide a potential waterproofing problem.)