When it rains very heavily in a very short time(2" within 60 minutes),
water leaks in through the hole in the foundation where our sewer pipes
exits the house. It is about 6' above the basement floor. It leaked
through a small opening(1/16") under the pipe between the pipe and
wall. It has only happened once, but we are wanting to finish our
basement and want to make as best a fix as possible.
I make sure my gutters are clean and that the drainage pipe from around
the house stays clear for water to drain away from the house.
I was looking to see if there is a best method of "sealing" this small
entry way. I am not sure what will work best that will bond with the
sewer pipe(PVC?- plastic) and the foundation wall. Someone suggested
plastic roof cement. I would dig down from the outside foundation wall,
clean around the pipe and let it dry. Then apply th cement and let it
Any other ideas or issues with the above approach?
Thanks for your replies.