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BV001125

08:18AM | 05/24/13
Bvbasement
I have a copper water pipe water supply to the house which enters through the basement wall. The problem is that groundwater comes leaking through during every hard rain. I am a very handy guy with considerable experience in home repair, but I don't really know how to fix this problem. Can someone help me out here? I really cannot afford a professional.
Thank You.

BV001303

02:01AM | 06/13/13
You never want water sitting agsniat your foundation. Your foundation may be fine now, but over time it will bring you trouble. You can prevent that by creating proper drainage, even with a slope like that. Go to home depot or the library and get a book about the subject. You probably need a combination of gravel and plastic pipes. Maybe just travel. You can do it yourself. Also very important to make sure you down spots aren't depositing water too near your house that water is easy to direct away since you know right where it is coming from (the downspot).And get advice about the crack!

Bob Vila

02:00PM | 10/02/13
Member Since: 07/07/11
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Bob
Hi there,

Great question — so great, in fact, I wanted everyone to see it!

Ground water can be tricky. Check out my answer right here:
http://www.bobvila.com/articles/what-would-bob-do-groundwater-painting-spiders/

Thanks for the question!

-Bob Vila
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