Saturday, February 4, 2012

Doing the Lords work part 3

        We are now coming down to the end stretch. A layer of Zypex has been applied. Once this layer has cured then some drainage rock can be installed. We are now on the downhill stretch. Hopefully by next weekend Sunday the project should be completed.

     For those of you who are interested in using Zypex for waterproofing, to be honest I'm not really impressed. The product is very expensive at $50 per bucket. Our project required two buckets. It is also not easily purchased and requires a trip to a specialty retailer. When the product is mixed per the manufactures instructions it gets hard inside the bucket within about two - three minutes. The package says it should be workable for 20 minutes. By mixing in about 30% more water than called for, I have found, that it is workable for about five minutes maximum. I would not recommend this product for waterproofing, instead preferring to use dry lock paint. This product is best for a professional who have worked with this before and know how to apply it properly.


  1. enjoy reading your posts, keep up the good work!!

  2. always happy to have some fans & comments....

    Its been busy at work, so not much time for this project, but at least I still have work,
    knock on wood, so i can keep lubricating the economy with my project. I'm having lots of trouble posting replies to comments, as I type the top 1/2 of the text disappears.


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