I am looking for the name of a product that was used on one of TOH episodes. The team was working on a house that had a rubble stone/field stone foundation. They dug it out and put a mortar in that actually makes it water tight. Anyone know what the product is?
My problem is that I am a new home owner. The house was inspected in the winter. It was noted that the grade of the soil around the house needed to be re-graded as there are some low spots. It is now the end of May and we have had rain. I went into the basement this AM and found standing water. Mostly on the south side of the house, but some on the North. The North side was the side that needs top soil brought in and grading done to improve drainage. A friend and I went out and looked at the storm drains. Most of them run out to the street underground and have a diverter lever that switches them to fill an in ground cistern. It is a really neat set up with the exception of the water in the basement. We found where some of the drains were plugged up and dug them out to make repairs.
But my main concern is that if the grading and the clean out and repairs doesn't work, then I will have to dig out the foundation and I would really like to use the mortar that was used on the one episode. Please help. I'm so frustrated with this latest development.