I have a 6 year old home with 13 course cinder block basement. My walls in the front of my home are soaked. Builder wants to put holes along the bottom of the blocks where we see water somehow in the gap for the drain system saying that will eliminate the problem except I don't have a sump pump and he says the floating slab will cover it. I don't agree based on everything I'm reading there must be an issue outside with cracks in the blocks that must be fixed.
Around the front steps it is coming in at the concrete to steps level. I completely sealed with concrete compound around the steps perimeter and it didn't stop it. The front walls are brick to the steps so could it be coming in behind the bricks?
Most areas the water appears to be coming in at the ground level but from all viewing there is proper grading and there is no standing water. It is mainly at all the corners as my foundation goes in and out a lot. We put in drains from the gutters out 6 feet.
Last there is some water seepage at the bottom block some even deep into where front steps are and some even in the back yard area. The front steps keeps me wondering about water behind the brick.
Basement actually feels dry and is not humid but, walls are visibly and feel soaked.
My front roof is a-line by the front steps so there is no gutter and we just noticed that the roof tiles are not overhanging in this area. Builder says that's not the problem.
Help Please? I have a 10 year HOW which basically covers nothing as they will say builders problem and I am the 2nd owner and sadly while we hired an out of town highly recomended inspector who actually teaches township inspectors he found nothing and told us that he thought the basement was dry. He basically found nothing wrong. Sellers said they didn't have water but, our walls are wet all the time if it rains.
Is weeps holes going to help or cause further problems. He isn't putting in a sump pump nor the plastic to capture water as he says it will be below. I checked in our radon hole and found it 30% full after a hard rain.
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