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Old 04-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #31
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See how that works when you start with the basics first.
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thanks, that is what i was hoping for. is there anything i can do about that bottom block holding water?
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thanks, that is what i was hoping for. is there anything i can do about that bottom block holding water?
Non invasive? I'd put a dehumidifier by out for a few weeks and se what happens.maybe out just needs to dry out if you have in fact addressed the issues by grading and getting a better run on the roof water
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Non invasive? I'd put a dehumidifier by out for a few weeks and se what happens.maybe out just needs to dry out if you have in fact addressed the issues by grading and getting a better run on the roof water
i posted a pic of the bottom block. currently it does look like its drying up but you can still see its holding a little water. its been downpouring for the past few hours and no water at all is coming t hrough the wall!! im sooo happy right now
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There could be an underground void at that corner that fills with water, and some water percolates into the concrete block before it all percolates into the soil below.

You would need to either use extreme measures to reduce ground water from the surface, or dig up the ground and fill that void and backfill the foundation again.
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There could be an underground void at that corner that fills with water, and some water percolates into the concrete block before it all percolates into the soil below.

You would need to either use extreme measures to reduce ground water from the surface, or dig up the ground and fill that void and backfill the foundation again.
i will probably keep working on the grading because with all the rain we got this weekend the block never got any darker so that is a good sign
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i will probably keep working on the grading because with all the rain we got this weekend the block never got any darker so that is a good sign
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i put a huge fan in front of that bottom block today and let it run on high, the block was all dry. i turned it off for the past 2 hours and i can see small dark wet spots, hopefully it just needs to dry out from all that water down there for the passed year. the house was a forclosure that sat from last jan to sept when i bought it with NO downspouts, the elbows ran straight into the ground and flooded the basement! i did alot of work already on teh house. had to put a new furnace in and 6 glass block windows in teh basement, the old ones were rotted out and some had just that black backer board that had holes in it.
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I could probably write the pre-face to a novel on how water migrates through the interior of a block basement, mortar daming and options to drain the interior cells of block, but it's been a long Spring already. I think you're on the write path with allowing the basement time to dry out & correcting the exterior grade & gutter issues, although I wouldn't be completely surprised if you continue to have issues with that corner in the near future......
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I could probably write the pre-face to a novel on how water migrates through the interior of a block basement, mortar daming and options to drain the interior cells of block, but it's been a long Spring already. I think you're on the write path with allowing the basement time to dry out & correcting the exterior grade & gutter issues, although I wouldn't be completely surprised if you continue to have issues with that corner in the near future......
yea i wouldnt be surprised either but it is a good start, the real tests will be when it downpours for a week straight this summer

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