07:33PM | 09/06/02
Member Since: 09/05/02
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Hi all,

that's "MOISTURE ON SLAB" seems I can't change the topic nameonce I submit

here is my problem:
I just bought a house a few months ago. The house is about 80 years old. Teh foundation is poured concrete with stone blocks on the last three rows (basically, teh part that sticks out of the ground)
The previous owner had doen some work to help get rid of the water. He installed gutters all around teh house and he had a small trench cut out of the slab in the basement. this helps gather any water that may come from the walls but doesn't seem to do much for the water that sits under the slab. because of the water sitting right below the floor, I have some damp spot on the basement floor that just won't go away!

I had a few contractors come in to look at the problem and they all recommended that I install interior drainage system. They want to put drains under the floor next to the footing. Sounds simple enough so I figured I would try this myself ..
So.I started digging in one spot just to get an idea how far I would have to go before I hit the bottom of the footing. I realized that the floor slab seems to be sitting at the same level as the end of the foundation wall and there is no footing. That being said, am I able to dig below the floor level to put my drain without affecting the ground the foundation uses for suport??

what are my options to get rid of the water under the floor.??
I am already working on re-grading my landsape near the foundation wall. I figure this will help in getting rid of some of the water coming in the wall but probably won't do much for the floor slab.

any tips would be greatly appreciated

[This message has been edited by firsttimer (edited September 06, 2002).]

[This message has been edited by firsttimer (edited September 06, 2002).]



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