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magnum

05:18AM | 03/21/03
Member Since: 03/20/03
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We have a 60yr old home that has a few substantial cracks in the foundation. The issue is that in the spring we end up with a pool in our basement. The backyard slopes towards the house and all the snow that falls melts and comes in through these cracks. Do I have any options as to how to fix this problem?? HELP!!!

Jay J

03:22PM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi magnum,

Maybe. I don't know if it's a DIY project. You may be able to attack this problem from the outside, I don't know. You may have no choice but to attack it from the INSIDE. Either way, have a Contractor that SPECIALIZES in this line of work talk to you about BOTH options. First educate yourself, then you'll be able to make an informed decision. Sorry, but I can't see it from here.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J - Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

DRL

02:44AM | 03/29/03
Member Since: 03/28/03
2 lifetime posts
First try this. I had the same problem with my basement. Every time we got heavy rains I would get water in the basement along the east wall. One day, during a rain shower, I went outside to watch the rain and see how it drained from the house, to my suprise it did not. It in fact puddled alond the east side foundation. I stood back and realized that the yard sloped towards the house, this is bad. I got a load of black dirt and built up the east yard so it now slpoes away from the house and guess what, that solved about 95% of the water problem. A little hydrolic cement in the cracks and a coat of Drylock paint and "BAM!!" no more water.

dreamhome1

03:42PM | 05/01/03
Member Since: 04/13/03
5 lifetime posts
I have same problem. First, I'm going to dig a trench along leaking foundation and fill with perforated pipe at base (solid side faces the house), then I will cover pipe with gravel and then dirt. Second I will grade top of dirt to slope away from the house. Third I am "painting" the walls with Thoroughseal (Home Depot).
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