What type of water barrier do you recommend for a basement wall?

Specifically once the concrete is pressure washed what product can I apply to the wall to keep the water from seeping through. 
No, there is not standing water in the basement.  No there are not large cracks in the wall.  Yes, the basement will be finished and used as living space.
  • October 12 2010 - Portland
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I also was going to ask if you have french drains or some exterior system to pull water away from the foundation, first.   Most of the seepage that comes into the basements comes from surface water so you'll need to make sure you control that before waterproofing the basement.
  • October 13 2010
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Like one of the comments, just want to recommend that you get the right person to install your foundation drain/gravel lines.  You would be surprised at how many builders/contractors screw that up.  Hard and expensive if you have to dig up after it is completed.  Much of it would have to be dug up by hhand.  Only other suggestion is make sure to pipe the gutter away from the house and CLEAN your gutters 2-3 times a year.  Most issues come from gutter/downspout issues draining against a foundation.  Monitor installation closely.

  • October 13 2010
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Hi Ryan,
 Just google  foundation wall drainage plane and also check out this site Wall drainage/waterproofing. 

There are two components to this water management issue: 1) Keeping out any water intrusion, 2)directing the water away from the area in question and disposing of it properly. Basically a drainage plane that collects the water at the base of the wall(s) and drains it away from the house!
  • October 13 2010
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Vulcan clay panels (clay laminated to vinyl sheets)
It won't matter how clean the concrete is or what the subsurface water pressure is.
The first line of defense, however, is the gravel backfill that doesn't allow water pressure to build against the foundation.
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