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dedelydee

04:08PM | 06/26/04
Member Since: 06/25/04
2 lifetime posts
this seems to be a common problem and I have read many of the posts here. Basically we have water coming in the corner of the basement where washer/dryer/waterheater is. Only happens in rain so i assume its related to that. Only happens ocassionally, not every rain.

We have examined outside and there seem to be several bad slope areas, that probably could be the culprit, but what we noticed is that coming from the gutter near that area is some sort of under the ground thing that I assume is a drainage system of some sort, but we don't know where it comes out at. Could that be the culprit, and what is it?


homebild

04:24PM | 06/26/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Some gutter drops terminate in underground drain systems that usually go to 'daylight' downslope from the home.

These are designed to channel water down and away from the house.

Sometimes in lieu of 'daylight' gutter and underground channeling systems can terminate in a 'drywell'.

However if under extreme wet weather a drywell fills with water, they will not work...

OR, if an underground channeling system fully clogs and will not work...

You still get water infiltration into the basement.

dedelydee

03:33PM | 06/27/04
Member Since: 06/25/04
2 lifetime posts
thanks for answering my question, but what will likely happen if we call a professional. we have no experience in anything like this so we don't even know exactly who to call.

LicensedWaterproofer

02:47AM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
is it a block,poured,brick wall?prolly....there is a crack on the outside of the wall very near the corner..which, since it is open allows water into basement. It may be a thin/hairline crack..if so, would need heavier rain to leak. The "some sort of underground thing" might be the storm drain.


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