I've been in the same house for 21 years now. I had water on the
UN-finished side of my basement for a number of years. At some point
a few years back, I saw that it was leaking in through a small crack
in the wall of the foundation. I chiseled out a 'V', and filled it in
with Hydraulic Cement and it seems to have worked really well.
Hardly any water ever anymore.
Anyway,my house also has a finished side of the basement. It's
finished with knotty pine paneling that's pretty old, and each piece
seems to interlock with each other. Now a days it's what they call
After all these years, I finally saw some water on the finished side.
I know about where it came in, but to repair the wall in the same
manner I did on the un-finished side, I'll need to take down the
paneling. By the way, a nice new suspended ceiling is attached to the
I guess I could cut out a few of the panels in the area where I
suspect the leak, repair the wall of the foundation, then.... then
The panels interlock, and the ceiling is attached on top. I'd have to
cut the panels near the top, remove them, and when I'm done with the
foundation wall, I guess I could build in some kind of lath behind
them to re-attach them.
Helpful input is welcome!