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Waterproofing at house wall between brick, sand and gravel. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mregan, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mregan

    mregan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    What should be put on house to prevent moisture? Especially concerned about area behind steps( see picture). Will be removing concrete steps permenently and putting in a 8" raised paver patio w/ two steps to door.

  2. mhilton

    mhilton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    A moisture barrier like tar paper or along those lines for buy the sill I would use some flashing to
  3. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    I use a Product called Grace hydro duct layed over 30# fel.
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    you can use snow and ice shield it is made for roofing but works great for areas like that. Also we use aluminum flashing. The snow and ice shield would be better in your case. It also is stick on one side so no need for nails and silicone.
  5. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Tar paper will rip too easily. I would use a shower pan liner, or even EPDM roof liner (same as liner for ponds) It's pretty durable and you can wrap it up the house. It will stretch nicely too. I would protect it with a layer of sand first, then put your aggregate in.

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