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kreed7376

08:10PM | 08/20/05
Member Since: 08/20/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
we have an older brick home built in 1940 that has a valley from the roof, which causes rain to fall quite hard onto our porch. Under our porch, we have two rooms in the basement. One room leaks when it rains under the door almost where the porch meets the house. We are having trouble finding where the leak is coming from on the outside. We thought it was coming along the gutter, but i'm not sure now. we have tuck pointed the front brick twice. The first time, it seemed to help for a short time, but then the leak came back. We tuck pointed a second time, which has not helped at all. The porch itself only has a few minor cracks in it. Please help!

Kelly

St. Clair Shores, MI

LicensedWaterproofer

02:48AM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
It may be that the water that is ending up in your basement is entering through--around front door. For 2 lucky homeowners...this was recently their problem, one was in St Clair Shores and other in G P Woods.

Yes, water can enter a home through ' Direct Openings ABOVE ground' and get into the cells of a block wall and come onto the basement floor, or land atop of a poured wall `n run down the bsmt wall onto the floor(which some wont see if there is paneling/drywall agst walls).

It also could be that there is a vertical/step/diagonal/horizontal crack or other opening in the basement wall itself...under the porch. I would NOT spend 1 cent until you know exactly how `n why `n where water is entering the house. Do Not 'assume' what the problem is, too many people do this `n regret it soon after being bs`d by contractors etc & coughing up money and then on next heavy rain they still leak.

You can call me if you like, i am in SCS as well, am State Lic`d/Ins`d and others who have posted here(wish they would post back `n explain to others i am not like Bdry-Everydry etc). Let me know if i can help.


kreed7376

05:15AM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 08/20/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for your reply...however,i'm new to the site and can't figure out how i'm suppose to contact you. you can email me direct at kreed7376@sbcglobal.net.

thanks.

kelly

LicensedWaterproofer

07:12AM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
...sent number, call when you like.

LicensedWaterproofer

02:55AM | 09/03/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts


did you guys seal ALL of those 'above ground' openings yet? Make sure you get all of them, as i showed you by running a hose,they are No Doubt why & how water in entering basement.
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