We just bought this house, a 124-year-old Victorian, and as the first snowfall of the year is melting our basement has developed a leak. Water appears to be seeping through the foundation walls, which is the old stone-and-mortar style.
Does anyone have any tips for what to look for in regards to locating the source of the leak, and what can be done about it?
The walls definitely need a new parge coat all around, but I don't think I should do that until I resolve the leak (unless, of course, that would be a solution for the leak -- I know very little about this).
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
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