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Old 10-12-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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I have noted some water seepage coming through the rear of my basement after storms. I have noted water under flooring of rear basement workshop. Tiny holes in concrete reveal water underneath that I can suck up with a vet vac. Older home no weeping tile, sump in same room. Also somewhat of a foul odor coming from sump pit. I am new at this and wish to do my own work for experience and practicality any ideas please?!


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Old 10-12-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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if leak from rod hole... this is really minor... just patch it with those concret paste stuff

if leak from crack... you need to call in professional to fix... it is not big deal either... but need to do it ASAP before it getting bigger

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Do you have downspouts that dump water near this area?

Try and get all the downspouts as far away from the building as possible.

Does the landscape slope towards the home?
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Thanks for the insight, I do have some slope in the direction of the house. Yes some downspouts are in the vicinity of the house as well. I was wondering if water was collecting under floor and if their is a quick way to resolve this issue.
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... I do have some slope in the direction of the house.
Can this be corrected and do you have to install a drain around this area?

Is there a sump pump in the basement?
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:12 AM   #6
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In answer yes I do have a sump pump with drains under floor from laundry and rear of house. House is mid fifties with apparently no weeping tile..

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