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jaybar75

01:21PM | 03/27/08
Member Since: 03/26/08
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i have a house on a slab foundation. the heating ducts are clay tile and made into the slab. with heavy rains or a large melting snow the ducts fill about half full with water and of course when the furnace turns on it blows condensation all over the walls. i have already dug out and sealed the foundation which didn't help at all. does anyone know how i would go about finding where the water is coming from???? please help!!

Billhart

03:19PM | 03/27/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
First you need to keep water away from the house.

That means working gutters with the discharge at least 8 ft from the house.

And the ground should slope away from the house for 8ft.

If that is not enough then you need to put in a drain system around the footings and if you already have one to make sure that it is working.

I had the same problem and when I dug down I found that the end of the drain had been buried. After extend it out to daylight I have not had any more problems.
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