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Joeshell27

05:29PM | 06/29/06
Member Since: 06/28/06
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We have a window in the basement that was closed off prior to us purchasing our home. With all of the recent rain we have had we noticed it leaking a lot. It looks as though they closed the window off with backerboard and sealed around it. We do not know if the original window is behind the board. The board is now bowing from the water and has cracked. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Piffin

11:34AM | 07/02/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Get out your shovel, There isn't anything you can do from inside.

Excellence is its own reward!


Joeshell27

01:29PM | 07/11/06
Member Since: 06/28/06
2 lifetime posts
ok....The digging is done!!!! There is a window well underneath the chimney. I do not have much space to work under there and need to know what is the best way to patch up the window hole. The is no window in there just the backerboard. Any suggestions???? I need to get this done fairly quickly before we get rain again!!!!

Piffin

01:52PM | 07/12/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
If there is a chimney above this mess you really have problems. is there no footing supporting the chimney?

you need to dig deep enough that water can drain to the perimeter drain at footing. the window hole must be bricked in. the chimney needs a footing, the backfill needs to be stone so water can run through it down to the drainage, instead of lying against the foundation. You probably need a mason.

Waterproof the repair before backfilling

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