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walshdad5

11:34AM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 12/12/03
2 lifetime posts
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I have a house with a stone foundation,and have been getting water coming in.I want to stop the water from coming in.I have installed sump pumps,which has helped some,but I want to do more.I have two ideas.
1.Cut out the concrete floor 8" from the
wall and dig down to the footer,and put in drain pipe angled towards the sumps,then cover with gravel.
2.Put in some kind of concrete adhesive,and build a 2"or3" channel to route the water towards the sumps.

Does anyone have a recomendation as to which method would be best,or ways to go about it.Also does anyone know if their is a concrete adhesive that will hold to my existing floor,but is also waterproof?

cellarwater

12:03PM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
If thi is ground water go ahead and dig the trench install the swiss pipe, crushed stone and recement.check outside too get roof gutter drains away from the building also slope land away from the foundation. Good Luck. C.
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