Basement Seepage

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Shaffe, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Shaffe

    Shaffe forum member

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    We have a few spots in our basement that we get some seepage during heavy rains. Have an outfit coming to give us an estimate tomorrow but anything to listen for ask or anybody have it done for an idea on cost?
     
  2. Dad

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    Really depends on what has to be done. Is it seeping through the walls or the floor? If they have to dig out around the exterior to fix it's gonna be expensive. But, that would be a pretty permanent fix. They may want to just apply something like dry-loc to the inside.
     
  3. Shaffe

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    the few spots we have are coming through the walls.
     
  4. Gabe

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    Probably gonna have to dig on the outside and apply tar or whatever waterproofing material they use.
     
  5. tjm73

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    There is product that can be applied to the inside of CMU walls that makes if impervious to water/radon/etc...

    It's basically a liquid rubber that permeates into the CMU and then dries. Once dry, no mositure comes through. I'd like to use it on my basement. Thinking about it for the future.
     
  6. Shaffe

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    Yeah that is what I am thinking as well. I thought for small cracks they could inject it from the inside though? I will ask them tonight.

    My pops gave me some stuff that plugged up one small spot. I can't remember for the life of me what it is called though.
     
  7. Dad

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    This is what my wife used on her first house and she said it worked great. Smelled like hell though.
    http://www.drylok.com/
     
  8. 2011/5.0

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    So we can assume you have the grade running away from the house?
    I also ran the downspouts at my son's house thru solid tile and out to the street and I makes a huge difference when the water doesn't build up around your foundation

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  9. Shaffe

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    Yes the grade goes away from the house.

    Going to get a second opinion later this month. The tech that was there said we need to have some structural repairs done.
     
  10. Iceman62

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    How old is the house...can you upload some pics to assess?

    Definitely get another opinion (I go w/three minimum) and make sure your downspouts are connected to shed water away from foundation. Good luck...hope it's not a $pendy fix.
     
  11. Snakethat

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    As others have stated you will likely need to dig out around the foundations of ur home. Seal it then you should be good. If you know a friend that can run an excavator or have the ability to run one yourself then a rental would be a small price to pay to get the job done right. It will be time consuming task. Depending on your soil type. If its clay material then be careful of caving in when digging. Sandy ground the hole will just be bigger than you will likely want it to be. When doing this dig out a size no bigger than 10ft long. Seal then backfill and repeat
     
  12. Shaffe

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    For sure I am going to get a second opinion. First estimate is that we need foundation repair done (we do, the wall definitely has a lean) So yeah first estimate was a hell of a lot more than I can afford right now.

    Over the weekend I replaced our sump pump, and rerouted the discharge. Next weekend get the down spouts re routed and then I need to get the gutter over the wall in question replaced.
     
  13. Badd GT

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    post pictures, I dug up and re-waterproofed a basement where the leak was caused by a piece of stepflashing that the sider buried under the siding. Needless to say, the dig up and re waterproof DID NOT solve the problem! LOL
     
  14. Snakethat

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    You likely have this problem all through the walls


     
  15. Shaggy

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    Lots of drywall work as you would have to take it all down. Still cheaper then digging on the outside for sure!