We have a 70 year old home purchased about 5 years ago. When we moved in there was minimal efflorescence along the basement wall. Now the basement walls below grade have started to accumulate efflorescence and the waterproof type paint is cracking in areas.
We had a mason install PVC piping to drain water towards the street. Our gutter cleaning company says we can't install a gutter along the side of the house with the water problem? The mason suggested digging next to the house and placing plastic against the house below grade.(much $$$)
Wondering if I scrape off the efflorescence and paint with a wire brush and repaint with a waterproof paint if that will work or do we need to go with the plastic next to the house. I'll also mention we'd like to move in the next few years but also don't want to saddle new owners with a major problem.