Last September 2003 I had two of my basement walls replaced. It's
Novemebr now and I'm getting water leaking into the basement, and the
brick is solid wet three rows up from the basement floor, enough to
get the floor wet three feet out as well. I had the contracter look at
it, and you can see the tar getting pushed through the wall (from
where they sealed it on the out side) He's going to dig up around the
area that's wet, and re-seal the wall with thicker water proofing.
I graded the dirt around the house, and it seems dry at ground level.
I also installed gutters around the house.
What's the contracers responsibility as far as keeping the basment
dry, and what else can I do to keep the water out? I bought some
"dry-lock" basement paint, and plan on using it to keep the brick dry.