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Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 28, 2019 01:25PM
I need it for leaks along the seam where cinder blocks sit on a concrete floor. The UGL phone rep swore it would work. I've always heard that hydrostatic pressure would almost always win out. Everything doable has been done to keep water away from the house. I think it's a spring (there is one close by) or a high water table.

If it does work, is the water just going to come in higher up where I quit using it? I don't want to do the whole wall.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2019 01:27PM by Dennis S.
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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 28, 2019 01:29PM
I've used the paint stuff. I even contemplated that weird inside drainage solution. Realistically it's like patching a leaky boat from the inside. Eventually you have to fix the hull. From the outside. Or remove the water from the footprint.
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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 28, 2019 01:36PM
Getting to the outside is not feasible. I too don't think it will last. I worked out of college in the 70's in a builder's supply store and the owner wouldn't consider selling anything because it never worked. He always tried to explain "hydrostatic pressure" to the customers. I thought maybe there may be a modern formulation that worked. Plus the UGL rep swore it would.
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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 28, 2019 01:39PM
I combined them both for a similar situation, though small leaks in heavy rain, not a spring situation. Caulked the seam between the slab and the wall with hydraulic cement, then painted the whole wall with UGL. And, perhaps more importantly, I brought in a truckload of topsoil to properly slope the ground outside. Twenty years later everything is holding.

I'll add the the cinderblock was mostly unpainted, the ideal situation for UGL.

Aaaand I'll clarify that I mean UGL Drylock paint for the paint part.



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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: June 28, 2019 02:00PM
I will never buy a house with a basement again for just this reason.
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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 28, 2019 03:33PM
Need more info. A picture or diagram with notes of how high the water intrudes might help.

My experience is it's not great at filling thin seams. I tried using expanding concrete to seal driveway cracks. It turned out I should have opened the cracks to a couple of inches (so it would expand over a longer distance) and use dowels to tie the patches into the base material.

Edit: Can you dig a dry well near the wall? Too much water for a sump pump or you don't want to pay for the electricity to run it?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2019 03:42PM by Filliam H. Muffman.
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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 28, 2019 08:17PM
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Mike Sellers
I will never buy a house with a basement again for just this reason.

Where do you keep your tools?



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Re: Anyone used UGL Fast Plug or other hydraulic cement for basement leaks?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: June 28, 2019 10:38PM
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mattkime
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Mike Sellers
I will never buy a house with a basement again for just this reason.

Where do you keep your tools?

Where do you chain your son's evil murderous twin?





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