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Old 10-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #16
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Basement Finish water.


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Old 10-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #17
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you will eventually get water as leaks don't ' heal ' by themselves,,, the absolute best way to dry the walls is by full-depth excavation & waterproofing the OUTSIDE walls,,, you may also need an exterior sump & discharge pump IF you can't use a gravity discharge - good luck !
Hi -You sound like you know -how to-- Have a ? Did you ever install dry track system for monolithic basement floor ? Im going to install it but wanted to know why they dill holes in the floor then the walls ? The water is comming in at the bottom of the block walls and not the floor.
I ave a 8 in floor with no footings .. Any help ? thanks marty
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:31 PM   #18
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pls explain how you define the ' dry track ' system since, to my knowledge, only basement systems uses the term [ they coined it & protect it as some special bsmt system ' black magic ' ],,, typically a ' cove ' system is selected for monopour/unipour/thickened edge slabs,,, drilling the block's cells/webs walls allows collected leaking water egress into the cove whereupon it is directed to a sump/pump OR gravity drain. an 8" slab w/o integral foundation is unusual,,, PERHAPS holes drilled thru the slab would relieve hydrostatic pressure ? PERHAPS partial depth holes are used so the selected adhesive has a better ' purchase ' when securing the cove ?

try these guys - http://waterproof.com/ - no financial interest,,, good luck !


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