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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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OT?? advise on waterproofing 2 feet up garage wall?

does anyone have any suggestions for waterproofing 2' up the exterior of a garage wall. i have justcompleted a raised patio about 3' from the garage. my wife wants to fill in the space between the patio and the garage wall to make a planting bed. i need to remove a few rows of clapboard and then apply somthing that will be waterproof so i can fill the space with dirt. is there something that will essential turn the loewst 2 feet of the garage into a cement wall?? (waterproofed???)

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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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I know the Laticrete 9235 is excellent for pools, fountains and flower beds needing waterproofing in malls.
will this area be contained like a flower bed being saturated with water ?


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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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If the wall is framed and sheathed with wood, it's got to breath, Scott. I'm quite certain any membrane or waterproofing you use will result in moisture being trapped against this outer wall. And if it can't dry out, it will rot. That's why in my area, code is no wood siding within 6-inches of ground.
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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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yes it will be saturated with water. and, i agree that the wood siding has to go. there must be some product that can be fastened to the studs or shiplapped boards (there's no plywood sheathing as the garage is 75 yrs old and back then they used pine boars over the studs). i need to remove the wooden clapboards to apply a waterproof layer. i just don't know what my options are.
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Unread 09-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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You are correct about wood siding. It will have te be removed.

You could remove back to studs, then put a vapor barrier then CBU the 9235 covered with tile or stone. and use a good thinset and grout with silicone and all the corners and edges.

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Unread 09-01-2008, 06:01 PM   #6
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I think the getting wet is intentional, Bob. Says it's a planter box.

Why not make your planter just real close to the house instead of part of the house, Scott?

Or at worst, add some furring strips over the existing siding, sheathe that with CBU, waterproof the CBU (or not. Who cares if it seeps?), and call that the planter box wall. Get tard of the planter box, tear it out and pull off the furring strips and life goes on.

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Unread 09-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #7
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i like the idea of the furring strips and cbu. the only problem is that we need to reside the garage with vinyl next year and therefore need to stop the lower edge of the vinyl with some clearance above the "planter" as if it were at ground level.

i use the word planter box but it is quite a large space...about 16' long x 3' wide x 15" deep (ground to top).

i need to think if i can still reside and make that work?????
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Unread 09-02-2008, 01:07 AM   #8
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Although you want to protect the house, you have to have some sort of drainage in the planter box unless you're planning a bog garden in there. Without drainage most plants will drown.

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