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BV001657

08:24AM | 07/25/13
Our basement got about an inch of water in and around a floor drain that had previouslybeen closed off by pouring cement into it..It appears that the water is coming from around the seal..What can be done..

BV002050

04:30PM | 09/09/13
Will the pea gravel stop the wall from further movement?

BV002471

02:03AM | 11/03/13
Hi, I am confused about what direction to go with repair to my basement. I live in a 110 yr. old stone foundation home which is on a corner property. My basement walls were previously recemented by my brother 6 yrs. ago and much of the wall is flaking and falling apart. There is also effervescence on some of the walls. I have had different contractors in, some tell me I need a french drain with waterproofing tarp on walls while others tell me I just need my walls done properly with the right cement and mortar repair. There is a corner section of the basement that needs repair where the worst water comes in during bad storms. (like hurrican sandy). sometimes nothing comes in. please help me know what to do. I appreciate any advice you could give me. Shirley

Libbie

11:19AM | 11/07/13
Member Since: 11/07/13
1 lifetime posts
Hello I live in a Rainforest area on Vancouver Island: I just had drain tile installed along one side of the house (built 1967) by a reputable contractor: I have a small poured concrete stoop of about 6x6 feet that the builder had made to house his oil tank: you can enter the crawl space from under the stairs. This extends on the outside of the house and is the front step. The walls did not have cracks and the tar was applied like you suggest. We had our firs big rain storm and I still have seepage on the south side? I am at wits end. The downspouts were set up with their own pipes to take up some of the downpour. Any suggestions? Signed.."Used up all the Vacation Money".
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BV002960

07:03AM | 01/07/14
It is important that the drainage system ties into a pump system. In essence you are constructing a "dewatering" system to essentially "vacuum" out the water. Did you install a pump system. Check here for more information.

http://www.bocciabros.com/residential-services/basement-waterproofing

BV003007

12:40PM | 01/12/14
we just spent 30 grand gutting and making new basement, there were no obvious cracks or holes on cement before insulation nd walls were built..We are now in the middle of a thaw-and rug under the only 2 windows in basement is soaked, no water on walls or water spots anywhere...our basement is underground and windows are under our deck...any suggestions?

BV003309

10:27PM | 02/20/14
This is by far the best website I've found on basement waterproofing. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise. We can't afford to pay a company to do this work, nevertheless trust many of them, so now we're hopeful thanks to you. We will follow this step by step and get back with you for sure with any questions.

LicensedWaterprooferMichigan

06:16AM | 02/21/14
Member Since: 02/21/14
5 lifetime posts

Here to try and help anyone,but can't be everywhere, every forum so, have lots of HONEST information, photos etc at a home inspector website if you wish to go there, read, see photos etc or contact me.
The site is...........
http://www.nachi.org

message board/forum

structural thread, look for title 'something else to chew on' by john bubber. No lies, no crap, just the facts and photos

BV003520

05:47PM | 03/12/14
is it matter if i put the tar outside the wall when it rains?
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