I recently purchased an older home which has a basement made of rocks
and limestone in between them. Whenever it rains we get water flowing
down the sides of the rocks into the basement.... not a huge amount, but
enough to form a small pool in the one section of the basement.
What can I do to help prevent this from happening? As it is limestone
between the rocks I don't know that I have much in the way of sealing,
but I'm sure someone must have some solutions.. and I'm open to try
Take a look around your home. Make sure the ground is graded away from
your foundation in all directions. Make sure all the down spouts take the
water a good distance from your home. That should take care of it. In any
case that must be done first.
The next step, you will not like. You can't fix it from inside. It
means digging all around the foundation.
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