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BV013090

03:43PM | 10/06/16
Basement Flooring for guest bedroom with water seepage.

Rhino Carbon Fiber

05:49AM | 10/17/16
Member Since: 10/04/16
20 lifetime posts
Hi,

Here are some suggestions for you, I think it may help

The most common place for water to enter a basement is not through cracks (although slab cracks will allow seepage) but through the joint where the foundation walls meet the footer. Typically this joint is sealed during construction but over time the seal will fail.

The best way to keep water out of your basement is from the outside. Gutter extensions are probably the cheapest and easiest but may not be enough. Grading away from the foundation is also important but may get expensive. Depending on your lot it may not be practical. Grading can also be less effective if your soil is heavy clay. Clay drains very poorly.




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