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Jun
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accepted Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
Jun
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comment Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
Basement is about 50x30 ft. The water seeps into the french drain in one corner only. Maybe 5 or 6 feet of wall space where you would see water seeping into the drain at times. (We plugged the original dime-sized hole but obviously the water still seeps through in that general area.) It would be fine to leave that area unfinished. Is there any issue relying on the sump pump to prevent the water from rising into the basement, provided we're planning for backup battery and generator? How much space is "enough space" away from the walls, and does that apply only to the area where water seeps?
Jun
18
comment Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
You're saying you wouldn't recommend to move forward without addressing the water? I thought the french drain system is designed to allow some water to enter (and exit, more importantly) in a controlled fashion. Is it not advisable to finish a basement with a french drain that takes in occasional water to the sump?
Jun
18
asked Do I need more than just Drylok to insulate concrete basement walls before framing out some walls?
Dec
28
comment Is it reasonable to create a 30amp branch circuit for the purpose of feeding the panel from a generator?
Thanks for all the comments -- I put a call in to an electrician and waiting to hear back. (I live in a hurricane Sandy affected area, so I imagine the electricians are quite busy... especially with so many idiots like myself having panic-purchased a generator in the days leading up to the storm) I would like to go the interlock-switch route but I'll see what he says.
Dec
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awarded  Student
Dec
27
asked Is it reasonable to create a 30amp branch circuit for the purpose of feeding the panel from a generator?