We moved to a 6 years old home two years. It is a traditional home with
finished basement. During the home inspection, the inspector told us to
re-grading the back of my house.
But I never pay attention to it, until recent hurricane and heavy
rainfall made a slight seepage in the basement. The seepage is small
and it at the bottom of the block wall, close the foundation.
After prolonged rain, I can see the mark on the dirt that is evident
that the gutter is over-flowing. I talked to several local construction
companies and they suggesting the one of the following options,
1. Clean the gutter and wait unit the next rain to see if it solves the
2. Paint the basement block walls inside with sure-lock (kind of
water/moisture proof) [$$$]
3. Re-grading [$800]
4. Water-proof the foundation walls from the outside and re-grade
I couldn't decide which option(s) to pick. Please advice me.
PS: The first option seems to me cheap and quick. I am not interested
in doing the second option because it is not really solving the
problem, besides it is very much temporary. The fourth option is
something that I don't want to do it now, because it is expensive.
I am thinking that do the gutter cleaning (1) and the re-grading (3).
Since the inspector already told me to do so. But I am not sure.