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10:10PM | 07/22/15
Hi, I recently found a very nice starter home for me and my family and before the deal is finalized I was wondering if I could get some opinions. In the basement it is partially finished with the exclusion of a few areas including directly under the stairs which are along an exterior poured wall. I took some photos of under the stairwell revealing some moisture and mold on the concrete. In the homeowners disclosure it says there was a sump failure in 2014, and that it has been dry ever since. I didnt see any apparent major water damage down there except this one exposed area under the stair well. Is it possible I may have to install a drain tile system all the way around? I have some photos here:


10:17PM | 07/22/15
Member Since: 07/22/15
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This is another photo under the stair well. I did notice the downspout next to the front porch was directed right at the joint along the house/ driveway/ front porch. Possibly a contributor?? Thanks, eric


10:19PM | 07/22/15
Member Since: 07/22/15
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Front porch:

Emma Tayor

07:48AM | 07/23/15
Member Since: 06/26/15
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You can easily renovate your home by hiring professional one. You can install drain tiles by removing the broken chunks of concrete from the floor. Apply a waterproofing membrane to the basement walls, from where it extends into the trench to the top of the wall. After the drain tile has been installed, the floor needs to be finished.

Good Luck...!!!

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