Waterproofing Basement Walls

Basement walls tend to be porous, allowing moisture from outside to penetrate through. To prevent moisture problems, roll or brush a quality masonry waterproofer on the inside basement walls.Be sure to choose a waterproofer made from a heavy duty resin for maximum adhesion, and that resists the growth of mold and mildew.

Masonry surfaces are, by nature, porous—that’s why moisture problems are common in basements. The solution is a good quality masonry waterproofer that not only controls the access of unwanted moisture, but also provides an attractive surface.

Masonry waterproofers can be applied by brush or roller. Just be sure to look for a product that includes additives to resist mold and mildew, and has a heavy-duty resin technology for maximum adhesion to the masonry surface.

These tips are brought to you by QUIKRETE – What America’s Made Of.


  1. Back in 2012 we painted out basement block walls with Quikrete Masonry Waterproofer tinted to Valley Smoke. We need to do some touching up and can’t find it any place. Do they still make this product? If so, where can we get it? If not, what is comparable?


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