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Stay away from Rustoleum DECORATIVE CONCRETE

Stay away from Rustoleum DECORATIVE CONCRETE

This is a poor product. Surface was prepared according to directions and using rust oleum products. I have no rain for over 2 weeks and great weather ~70 F.
The overage of 125sq ft per gal is WAY off. more like 30 Sq ft per gallon.
This product leave the surface so rough you cannot go bare foot.
After 4 days it started peeling off.

It took 7 Gallons to do what you see here.

has a very uneven finish to the colors

Sani Tred Vs Drylock – Feedback to Comments – Part 3

Sani Tred Vs Drylock – Feedback to Comments – Part 3

WOW! lots of feedback on my original post Sani Tred Vs Drylock

I think it is funny how some people read my post get different viewpoints out of it.

  • I think Sani-Tred is a good solid product, but for me it was not DIY weekend worrier friendly. For me I got acceptable results from Drylock with with much less effort and cost.
  • Where ever I have since put a hold in the Sani-tred, I do get water leaking there, so I know it is doing’s job.
  • In regards to the recent Hurricanes in the Northeast. Yes I got water in my basement.  The ground was so wet it seemed to come up from through the floor.  That said it only affected the unfinished side of my basement (where I have know water problems.)

 

 

 

Sani Tred Vs Drylock – Wet basement – Part 2

Sani Tred Vs Drylock – Wet basement – Part 2

Well, It has bee 2 years since I coated half my basement walls with Sani Tred and Half Drylock. You can read that post Here: Sani Tred Vs Drylock.

The recent storms in the northeast, snow and rain. I did have some water get in to the basement. I am still working on sourcing where the water is coming from, but I believe that most of the issues lay outside the basement. I have a leaking gutter and I have a large crack on the concrete patio that need to be filled.

I will update this post with my findings soon.

Sani Tred Vs Drylock.

Sani Tred Vs Drylock.

Sani Tred Vs Drylock.

In my previous post I told you my story of water in my basement. After fixing the gutter on the back of my house my water problems were mostly fixed, but My corner basement wall does still get damp/wet to the touch.

My plan was to use Sani-Tred in the corners and at the floor to wall area, and use Dry Lock on the rest of the wall.

First up : Wall prep. I took a wire wheel on a grinder to all the concrete block. This was a very loud and dirty process. Then Shop vaced the whole area. Wall was DRY.

Sani Tred is a 2 part rubber epoxy goo. That means you have to mix it with a hardener before you can apply it. And unless you are going to be using it all at one time then you need do this in a separate container. Mixing and applying this mess is difficult. It is like trying to paint caulking on the wall. It is thick and sticky stuff. Forget the roller, just use a stiff brush. Surprising the smell wasn’t bad at all. This takes a while to apply and is not like normal painting. Anything this stuff touches will need to be trashed, don’t even think about reusing the brush and roller. After drying there seems to be an oily residue on the wall. Coverage: there is no way your going to get 240 sq ft out of one gallon, maybe 100 sq ft for one coat.

Dry Lock is a milkshake thick paint. No mixing things together needed. It is easy to apply, but it still works better with a brush for the first coat. It smells worse than Sani Tred. This is much more like normal painting. Clean up is quick and easy

Summary
I don’t feel that Sani Tred is a Consumer DIY product. It is difficult to prepare, and apply. That said just looking at the final product, Sani Tred does seem superior in quality. If you have serious water issues then seek a professional and maybe have a pro apply the Sani-tred for you. Drylock was cheaper and much easier for the majority of my application. I would not buy Sani-tred again to do a large area. I will have to wait for the next hard rain before I have full results.

See Some follow ups on post #2

Wet basement and no A/C.

Wet basement and no A/C.

So I bought a house. It was built in 1946 so it has a few problems and need some updating. Since I am not traveling as much I guess i will be writing more about my House projects.

The first issue I have is drainage and wet basement. The basement is concrete block construction.
The house was missing gutters on the backside, so I have installed them and ran 5 foot extensions to get the water away from the house. The blacktop dirveway also has some low spots that are pushing water aginst the foundation. I have put fixing the driveway on my plans.
I removed the wood paneling from the corner with the water leak and it seems water is seeping through a few blocks and well as a few motor joints seem to be leaking. I have ordered SaniTred’s (www.sani-tred.com) products and I will test them on my leaks on the corner this weekend.

The outside foundation was resurfaced a while ago and is now starting to peel off. This has given another point where water can enter the basement. I will tackle this when I tackle the driveway and after I confirm the Sanitred product works on the inside.

I got the HVAC system up and running the A/C condenser unit kicked on but after 5 mins shut down. The Condenser fan was hot and stopped turning. I turn it off and will call a A/C person next week.