07:06AM | 03/04/02
Member Since: 03/03/02
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We are building a home. It has been framed and has a roof so far. We had torrential rain over the past couple of days. I made a visit to the house yesterday and found that the basement had flooded (about three inches of water). I think it's because there were no windows in yet. (FYI - The foundation has been coated with Watchdog water proofer.)

Should I be concerned? Is this common when a house is being built? Will the basement dry out and leave no sign of the flood?

Your feedback is appreciated!



01:45PM | 03/04/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
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If the roof was on, it's not a good sign to have that much water in the basement even without all the windows. The type of storm (wind, etc) could make a difference. Suggest checking to see if water was somehow draining into basement due to improper site drainage and fix it before more occurs.


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