I just went over to look at a condo my brother/sister-in-law are buying
which is almost completed. (The unit is a two level condo with basement
which has been sealed to the weather for weeks now & is just waiting for
paint & kitchen appliances to be installed)
The problem is the basement:
There was obviously quite a bit of water down there & it still smells musty.
The builder told them that the water came in before the condo was buttoned
up but the lally column (there is only one as it's a very narrow basement)
is sitting in a fairly jagged edged pit (pit appears to be about 18" in
diameter) & there is still standing water in the pit. (Can't see the base of
the lally column)
All the lally columns I have ever seen sit flush on the concrete floor & I'm
thinking that this may be showing a major water problem down there???