How can I water seal older stone/masonary basement

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01-11-2019 08:21 PM

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We have an older (built in 1914) stone/masonary basement with a cement floor. When we first moved in water was pouring through some holes/cracks in the basement walls. I sealed those and some other cracks with hydraulic cement. I also patched a few cracks in the floor with hydraulic cement. This stopped water from pouring in, but in heavy rain we still get a fair amount of water, enough to form puddles and to see streams running toward drain..

I’m looking for something that would skim coat the walls. DryLoc paint and similar products seem to be good for cinder block or similar materials, but don’t appear to be good for my situation. I can’t seem to find anything that is designed for DIY and appropriate for my situation, but that seems odd to me as this must be a common challenge. Any ideas/experience?


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