There is a piece of PVC pipe inserted through the block foundation. The main water line (black tubing, not metal pipe)is threaded through the inside of the PVC.
I do not know how far the PVC extends from the house into the yard. I assume the PVC was used so that the hole in the block could be sealed.
Problem is that water is now coming through the PVC into the basement. I checked the black tubing used for the main water line and it is not the poly blue that springs leaks (house built in '98). I have also had the county check my line for leaks.
Maryland has had 2 back-to-back "wet" years.I am guessing that the water table is so high that when we get a good rain, it is simply finding it's way in because a hold has opened up somewhere.
Question is...does anyone have any advice?
It would seem the first thing to do would be to dig down, find the line and inspect it. Of course the line runs under my front porch so I'd either have to dig on my stomach or take off the boards on my porch in order to stand up to dig...Arggg!
The pvc pipe is used as a conduit. Sometimes a gap is left to allow for movement of the house, though there is usually a flexible joint at each side of the conduit. I would find a gun applied good sealant (which will set under damp conditions) and use that, especially if the line has flexible joints.
Hey Bob, the joint under the blue tab is slowly leaking. You can see a small droplet of water at the bottom left of the picture. Any suggestion how to fix it?
- 15 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 20 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 70 Gardening Tricks and Ideas for Total Beginners
- 16 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself
- Top 10 Classic DIY Projects for the Outdoors
- 15 Once-Popular Household Items That Are Vanishing
- 159 Smart Storage Ideas for the Whole House
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Wise Ways to Get Rid of Pests and Critters
- Before and After: 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- Top Tips for Keeping Countertops Like New
- 15 Amazing Things You Can Make with $0 Scrap Wood
- 14 Ways to Get More Kitchen Counter Space
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 18 Bathroom Updates You Can Do in 1 Day
- 9 Tried-and-True Methods of Eliminating Weeds
- 15 Fast Fixes for Your Home Facade
- 11 Clever Alternatives to Kitchen Cabinets
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers