I have water coming in where the wall meets the floor in my basement and maybe 5-12 inches away from the wall. It appears to be coming up throught the concrete floor which is covered by tile,as well as where the wall meets the floor. Unfortunately the walls are not exposed, they are cover by knotty pine. Basement is finished on this side.
I need to resolve this problem and after doing everything i could do on the outside, clearing drains, regrading,etc,i need to hire a waterproofing company to come in and install what i believe is a french drain system along the wall.
I have a few questions: is it possible to do this w/ out removing the knotty pine?? IOW, can they dig say 5 or 6 inches away from the knotty pine??Or is it better to get under it by taking it down? Also is it bad to have a floating floor when all is said and done? How important is it to drill holes in the bottom layer of cynder block to release water??? one company urges this be done and another says it is not necessary. Does water really come in as a result as hydrostatic preasure or is it more of a high water table problem??
Lastly will this system stop water coming up from the floor as well as coming in where wall meets floor?
I plan on having this done very quicky and am trying to learn what is good and what is not good to do.I have got a few estimates ranging from 2k to 15k. Any help is greatly appreciated.