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.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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