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anitsirk22

06:11AM | 10/16/05
Member Since: 10/15/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Our basement recently flooded and we are not sure how to prevent it from happening again. We are desperate because the "waterproofing companies" all give different solutions (ie whatever product they are trying to sell).

Water came in 3 ways:

1) running in from slop sink

2) came in from cracks in concrete floor

3) seepage where the walls meet the floor

We do not want to put drain pipes around the basement interior because that will still allow the water to come in.

We know that we need a check valve for the slopsink but how do we prevent water coming in the floor (noticeable cracks) and walls (no noticeable cracks).

What kind of professional do we call to come look at it?

Thanks for any and all advice.

cellarwater

04:50PM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
Your'e looking at an exterior drain around the base of the foundation with crushed rock fill to grade level and a sump pump or two if this is to be done correctly. Trouble is it will run $$$$$. I don't like the inside drains either. On the outside the water pressure is relieved against the foundation. This is water that occurs in the ground, and must be handled. C.

anitsirk22

05:50PM | 10/17/05
Member Since: 10/15/05
2 lifetime posts
thank you. What type of professional installs drains around the foundation - a g.c. or is that something a landscaper can do?

cellarwater

02:02AM | 10/18/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
A contractor, might do that. Best to call a basement waterproofing company. C.
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