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Old 07-31-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hey Guys
Just moved into a home, and it seems every time we run the sprinklers, there seems to be some water coming in to the basement.
What should we do? Who do we call - A contractor? An Engineer?
Im a noob so i have no diea
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Does your house have a skirt drain system? What this does is direct water away from foundation and basement and drain it away from the house. If you have an existing skirt drain it may be blocked.

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I'm not sure we do. Any way we can find out?
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Do your downspouts go into the ground? If they do it is likely that your house has a skirt drain. If they just have deflectors at the bottom you don't.
Either way with a basement you need a skirt drain system.
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Oh yes! We have the spouts going in to the ground. Any way to clear them/check them?
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And is there a professional i should contact?
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A plumber can scope the downspouts drains and see if they are clogged.

Pictures from the exterior will help here.
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The first image looks like a crack. You might be able to fix it by getting epoxy injected into it.
The second image looks like the concrete form ties. BEST fix is to dig the outside and seal the problem areas. the install a proper drainage board to drain the water to the foundation perimeter drain(weeping tiles).

In the mean time stop squirting your sprinklers so close to the house. Or at least turn the timer shorter so you have less water being applied.

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