Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


05:10AM | 07/30/04
Member Since: 07/29/04
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Hey Folks...

OK, there are a ton of messages about leaky basements. I mowed over some plants that were planted next to my house last night and took notice that my property is in fact tapered towards my house instead of away. The problem is, my house is on a hill with my neighbors house being higher then mine. Our lots are probably 50-60' wide, a small bank and then another flat lot, so I really can't taper the property to much away because it would go right into the bank, but I am planning on doing some. I was thinking about digging down some and tying some pipe in with my rainspouts that go to the street. Would this work? How deep are these pipes laid that run to the street? I'm assuming they can't be to deep if they run out at street level.

Is it best to waterproof a basement from in the inside or the outside? Both seem very intesive. Outside, to do the whole house I'd have to tear out landscaping and most likely walk ways.

I also have a gutter that is holding water and dumping it over the side instead of out to the street where it's supposed to go. If I fix that and my issue with the other side of my house that I mentioned about above, will that solve my water issue in my basement? It comes in mostly through the floor, but some does come in through the walls.

Thanks for any advice...


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