Not really a lot of water, but when it rains I get a trickle.
50 year house, did all the things in order to stop it, but it
still comes in. Rerouted downspouts, lots of soil to keep the water away
from the house, etc.
A local company I called, has a different idea the they say, will stop this
It called WaterGuard, a perimeter type indoor system that goes inside
the the basement. Cement floor is cut and a special trough is
installed, and routed to a sump pump.
Any body every heard of it or have it installed. The company
that does this, has a very good reputation for doing good work.
There is more than one way to fix a leaking basement. Contractors seem
to all have their preferred method. But before I could make a
judgement I would want to know exactly how or where the water is
getting into the basement.
yeah i've heard of another brand, called the "beaver system". it
works, as long as you don't mind having a trough around the perimeter
of your basement. of course, finishing a basement like this is out of
Outside, the is a large concrete patio, and a large deck,
nice landscaping, and all that...this area has been dry.
As we had a lot of rain in the last 3 years, our soil became very
wet, thus we now have the problem.
After the trough is installed all is covered up, and the carpet
can then be re installed.
P.S, My wife and I are retired, and so we will be moving.
Every situation is different and a careful analysis will tell you
which method is best. You have already done the important things. UGL
is a rubber-type cement paint that may stop some leaks. Water tiles
on the outside of the foundation works very well, but it is expensive
due to the digging involved.
Also, have you been outside to take a look at what's going on during a
heavy downpour? Where you think the water is going based on looking
at it and what is actually happening during a heavy rain can be too
Had that done here the trough is cemented over and I caulked the
plastic that goes a bit up the wall.
Works great ideally it drains by pipe to somewhere else by gravity.
Pumps are fine but often quit working due to power loss in storm.
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