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Old 10-30-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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Basement leaking on floor around perimiter


I have a basement that seems to have water coming up and through where the floor meets the wall. I also have one spot, where a beam support sits, that appears to have water shooting up through it, at a pace of a soft water fountain. I have never seen anything like this before. Aside of getting rainwater further away from the house, what other DIY ideas might I try?

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Old 10-31-2009, 06:00 AM   #2
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Basement leaking on floor around perimiter


Working gutters and downspouts that get water away from the foundation(at least 6'), and grading that does the same thing will reduce or cure basement water problems 90% of the time. It either sounds like you have no gutters, or you have springs under the floor. Is there a perimeter drain system that empties into a sump?? Since you did not mention anything like that, I assume not. May be time to consider that. But the gutters are the least expensive cure.

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