Water-Proofing Basement Walls

Musty Odor in Your Basement?

Have you noticed a moldy or musty odor in your home or workplace? This odor may be a sign of concrete moisture vapor emission, a common problem in basements, garages, cellars, furnace rooms, storage rooms and other damp sub-structures. The moisture source, typically the earth itself, provides a continuous flow of humidity that passes through the concrete slab.  Over time, this infiltration of moisture may lead to the accumulation of visible white salts (“efflorescence”), and if left unresolved, may lead to possible concrete failure. More importantly however, the moisture may be the source of Sick Building Syndrome and other indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that often start at concrete surfaces fed by sustained humidity. Our proprietary water-proofing system is a front-line defense against IAQ issues.

Introducing Our Waterproofing Coating System for Basement Walls

Our Water-Proofing Coating System may be used on any vertical substrate in which extreme moisture-mitigation is required. This system halts moisture transmission and is superb for waterproofing basement walls. This low-odor application involves two coats of our moisture-mitigating hydro epoxy followed by 2-3 coats of our proprietary Rycon rubberized sealant. Once installed and fully cured, this coating can be painted to match a customer’s decor.

waterproofing system for basement walls multi layered illustration protect against musty odor indoor air quality issues

What is Rycon?

Rycon is our commercial-grade elastomeric wall coating that’s about 10-times thicker than paint. It forms an incredibly thick, flexible coating that helps waterproof vertical structures. Unlike other types of coatings or paints, Rycon remains flexible after curing (with 600% elongation), moving, bending and flexing as your walls expand and contract. It can bridge hairline cracks and provides an airtight water-proof seal when applied to substrates like stucco, concrete and masonry.

What Makes this System So Special?

Application of our proprietary waterproofing coating system provides a healthier environment for you and your family by forming an impermeable protective layer that assists in mitigating indoor air quality threats including VOC out-gassing, mold and radon transmission. Some of the benefits include:

  • Superior water-proofing
  • Superior vapor-proofing
  • Low odor for interior use
  • Chemical & stain resistance
  • Mold and mildew growth prevention
  • Beautification & restoration of vertical substrates
  • Excellent flexibility allowing for the spanning of cracks and seams
  • Eco-friendly low and zero-VOCs

We’re Your Local Professionals

If you’re concerned about moisture vapor transmission, click here to contact us. Our installers are highly trained in the art and science of elastomeric application and customer service, ensuring a healthy, safe and water-proof space for years to come. We aim to keep you and your family happy and healthy.