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w4y 04-11-2013 04:54 PM

Electrical Conduit leaking water right next to foundation
 
Hi,

I have a couple of PVC conduits that go to the cable/telephone/power for phone and cable cords. These conduits are just a couple inches from the foundation and they are leaking water, usually during rains and a few days afterwards. The house is on a hill, and I suspect the PVC conduits are filling with water through cracks and poorly sealed connectors, and running downhill towards the house.

I'm worried about the ill effects it might have on the foundation. At it's peak, the two conduits are leaking around 1 gallon of water/hour. Is this something to be concerned about? How should I go about fixing it?

Seattle2k 04-11-2013 05:36 PM

I would sure be worried about 1 gallon of water per hour entering my house. Can you take a picture of both sides and post it here?

w4y 04-11-2013 05:38 PM

The conduit doesn't enter the home. It's completely outside. The leak is happening right outside.

Seattle2k 04-11-2013 05:44 PM

:icon_rolleyes: Still, if you want advise, you should post a picture.

w4y 04-11-2013 05:48 PM

Okay, I will try to post a picture tomorrow. Thanks.

redman88 04-11-2013 05:51 PM

your worried about water leaking against the out side of your foundation? I would be worried about the water damage to the cables inside the conduit.


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