I have some water seeping into my basement. It didn't used to bother
me but we finally finished one section of the basement.
Water is comming from in between the slab and the walls. I'm assuming
it's the water tile or drainage that is clogged. Water only comes in
when it rains (hard/long). We had eavestrough installed last summer
but that didn't help enough... I'm sure extending the drain pipes away
further from the house might help but I still think the problem is
Other than digging up the entire foundation, is there a way to Snake
the system clean? would this just end up being a temporary fix?
I do have a sump pump but water pools all around in lower spots. Pump
is in one corner of the house and water comes in 2 other corners...
I want to stop the water from coming in. Pump is just ther in case an
inch or more comes in. House was built 15 years ago, wish that the
edges of the slab where slanted (or V like trench) like you see in new
Get a waterproofing service in. Free estimate.
They might be able to seal the floor/wall joint.
I know U.S. Waterproofing lifetime guarantees their work.
That's from a workmate who had them fix a leak then 15 years later
they refixed it at no cost to him.
I had them fix some foundation wall cracks that were leaking with good
results - about 5 years ago.
If you don't like the price, think of something else.
Like figuring you'll always get water in the basement if it rains
enough, and accounting for that when you finish your basement.
For example, I don't carpet my basement, but have some rugs I can roll
up and get off the floor when it rains hard and long.
I don't put any stuffed furniture down there.
I won't insulate the walls with batts.
Won't drywall or use expensive paneling.
Nothing I can't afford to lose from flooding goes down there.
You decide what works for you.
I'll try to find someone to come in. it may not be what I think it
I actually just looked at the drain outside by the ditch. The water is
coming out clear...but slow. I think it might be the ditch that can't
handle the load and it's not even raining anymore. I'll call DOT to
see if they can come have a look but they will probably blame my
culvet or driveway...
Been there done that , Discovered that water was shooting out from
between the downspout and pipe and shooting up undeneath the siding.
Solution was to install the proper downspout to pipe stransitions.
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