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zooba72

06:56PM | 06/08/13
Member Since: 12/18/11
11 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hi Everyone,

I'm not sure where to post this question, figure I'll try here first. After a lot of rain last night the ground was fully saturated and I noticed water penetrating my foundation was around where my water main pipe enters the house. I'm preparing to finish my basement and obviously want things water tight. Do I need to excavate to the outside and seal, or is there anything else I can do? Someone recommended using a liquid concrete or epoxy from inside the basement, but I don't see how that would work if applied from the interior. Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations? Thank you

Sylvan

04:02PM | 06/10/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1531 lifetime posts
Me_office1
You actually need a water proofing company that is licensed and bonded. plumbers normally install a new water main copper /
or brass etc. and are reluctant to close the penetration with cement as this will cause premature failure of the piping

Ideally a plumber will install an iron pie sleeve though the foundation and then pass the water man though the sleeve and water proof the annular opening.

Unfortunately all plumbers are not created equally and therefore you will need the expertize of a water proofer which or may not be a roofing contractor as it is its own specialty

zooba72

02:18AM | 06/14/13
Member Since: 12/18/11
11 lifetime posts
I appreciate the reply. I've received a number of suggestions for trying to deal with this issue from the interior wall using hydraulic cement or polyurethane grouting. While that sounds good, I agree that this really needs to be handled through excavation. I also feel that if I have the area excavated, I should probably have the main replaced as you suggested above.


Sylvan

11:36AM | 06/16/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1531 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Good luck
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