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BV002262

08:32AM | 10/07/13
Hi, I have discovered a mess under the floor of the entry of my house. This part of the house is separate, but attached to the basement wall. Originally I started to investigate water leaking from my door and causing the sub floor to rot out. When I removed the sub floor, I discovered the foundation for this entry is about 9-10ft deep. Two different pits, on under each closet. It was apparent that ground down there was moist, but no standing water. Last night we received a good amount of rain and took a look down there. One side had some standing water, but the other side had water streaming in between two blocks where there is no mortar. Picture is attached, I could only upload one pic but the other pit looks the same. I just don't know what to do? So many things that are wrong here. Shouldn't that area have a moisture barrier below the floor? If I back fill these pits will the water just feed into my drainage tile around the basement? I have some major wood replacement(band board, sub floor, flooring) to do, but don't want to start until this foundation issue is dealt with. Any advice would be great, I have a foundation specialist coming out in a few days....but I think more than one opinion is best. Thanks for your time!
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