I live in Canada and about a month ago, we moved into a new house.
It house is 7 years old. When we did the walk through, everything
looked good. But when you really look close at the carpet, we knew
that there was previous water damage. And the first time we used the
vacuflow, there was water in it. They have 4 kids, so these signs did
not trigger anything for us.
Well it has rained here for 2 days straight. Yesterday when we sent
down stairs, we realized that water was seeping in. It seemed strange
because the window above was reasonably dry on the inside, but the well
on the outside was filled with water.
We got out the shampooer and vacummed it up, but it kept returning. We
could not see where the water was coming from.
Later in the evening on the other side of the basement, everytime we
would take a step, water would soak up to the carpet. We had wet foot
prints everywhere. So we started stomping around and then the other
areas became saturated.
So we took off the baseboards and lifted up the carpet. We assumed we
would find a crack or something. But we did not.
The water is coming in on 2 walls, one has a window and the other does
not. I know this sounds strange, but it seems like the water is coming
in through the walls. They are drywalled so we could not actually see.
The wall without the window is has a large deck on it.
So where do we start looking for the source. My husband thinks it is
just the lack of grading of the dirt. Is this possible????
Should the old homeowners have told us of the problem and is there
anything we can do now because they did not?
Thanks in advance