04:33PM | 08/25/04
Member Since: 07/18/01
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I have seepage coming through cracks in my basement floor. The problem usually appears after heavy rains. We have done all of the obvious things to correct the problem such as redirecting gutters and regrading the yard. We have also checked the sump pump to make sure that it is functioning properly, which it is. Our water table is low so that's not the problem. The cracks in the floor seem to follow the same path as the the sewer pipes and end near the cleanout. A concrete contractor suggested that get a plumber to check the cast iron sewer lines for cracks. If that was the case, wouldn't the problem exist all year and not just during heavy rains? A plumber that came out for another problem mentioned that after 40 years, a channel may have been forged along the pipe and any water that gets under the house is continuing to use it as a path of least resistance. Does anyone have any other ideas and if so, any solutions?
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