Foundation Waterproofing Membrane Applied
Saturday I stopped by the Oakley Home 2.0 lot to find that the foundation had been sprayed with the black sticky stuff known locally as the J-Cote waterproofing membrane supplied by Jaco, which is the same product and installer that was used for the Starter Home 2.0 project in Pleasant Ridge.
So what, exactly, is J-Cote? J-Cote is a premium polymer-modified asphalt foundation waterproofing product formulated by Applied Technologies that is a protective membrane applied to the exterior side of a foundation wall. According to the testing and approval criteria for foundation waterproofing, it must do three things: Span a crack in a foundation, withstand water under hydrostatic pressure, and stop water vapor from entering a basement. The extent of application relates to the finished grading around the perimeter of the house where the basement is on the side, which is why the exterior foundation walls around the garage are not waterproofed, but the wall separating garage from the basement is. Below are some pictures of the waterproofing with more posted to the Google Photo Album.
I also recorded a quick walkthrough video of the basement area entering through what will be the walkout basement patio and have posted that below.