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V6Pony 09-18-2011 12:35 PM

Leak on one wall of Basement
 
I have a tri level house. One area is half way below grade. The house is about 30 years old. We have one wall the one next to the crawl space that has always leaked water. It only does it durning times of high rain fall. The walls that face to the outside don't leak as far as we can tell. The walls are made from concrete blocks.

I know the walls that were facing out side had a drainage tile put around them and the blocks were coated on the outside. My guess is that the wall that sits against the crawl space. The leaking wall has no drainage or outside coating on the blocks. It would be almost impossible to dig and coat this wall under the crawl space. Is there another way that this can be fixed? Like a inside coating to stop the leaking?

We have found some mold groaning in this area. So we plan to gut this area and re do it.

Thanks

Ron6519 09-18-2011 04:50 PM

An interior coating will not work, you need to dealwith the issue on the exterior.
First thing you want to do is make sure the grading is away from the house.
Are you on a hill?
Are the leaders at least 3 feet away from the house?
Are there gutters on this wall? Are they completely clean? Pitched correctly?
do you live in an area with a high water table?
Near a lake or pond?
You want to minimize the amount of water near the house. If water is controlled there, the amount of water you have inside will be little or none.

V6Pony 09-18-2011 05:21 PM

Thanks for the reply. The wall that is leaking faces the crawl space. So the outside of this wall is in the crawl space. The only time it has leaked is when there are periods of heavy rain. Must be leaking caused by increase in the water table pressure. Not sure.

Ron6519 09-18-2011 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V6Pony (Post 730911)
Thanks for the reply. The wall that is leaking faces the crawl space. So the outside of this wall is in the crawl space. The only time it has leaked is when there are periods of heavy rain. Must be leaking caused by increase in the water table pressure. Not sure.

You aren't suppling any information. You're not answering questions.
Help can't be supplied without it.
Does the crawlspace get wet when the water comes in?

V6Pony 09-18-2011 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 731029)
You aren't suppling any information. You're not answering questions.
Help can't be supplied without it.
Does the crawlspace get wet when the water comes in?

Sorry. No there is no water in the crawl space that I have ever seen.

Ron6519 09-19-2011 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V6Pony (Post 731037)
Sorry. No there is no water in the crawl space that I have ever seen.

How about the questions in post #2?
If you don't put a little more effort into this, like reading the answers and responding to the inquiries, you can figure it out on your own.

V6Pony 09-19-2011 02:33 PM

Thanks I'll look into the damp proofing cream.

beenthere 09-19-2011 04:39 PM

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JoJo-Arch 09-19-2011 04:54 PM

Damp wall
 
V6 Pony - please refer Ron6519's series of questions he asked earlier in the post. If you are serious about fixing this problem, you would answer each question carefully and perhaps send photos. Ron6519 and others trying to help don't have crystal balls and when assumptions are made, advice can be wrong. Cheers, Joe:whistling2:

stadry 09-19-2011 05:47 PM

dampproofing cream :whistling2: that's rich :laughing::thumbup::laughing::thumbup::laughing:

JoJo-Arch 09-19-2011 06:00 PM

Damp wall problem
 
Are you talking "foundation cream". Your not a beautician by any chance?:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::la ughing::laughing:

stadry 09-19-2011 06:06 PM

its not water pressure but standing water that's leaking,,, go in the crawl space & find out where it is then install a sump & pump,,, no, it won't stop the water but it will manage it in the least expensive manner,,, OR you could wait for president obama-yo-mama to pass another program :laughing:

JoJo-Arch 09-19-2011 06:10 PM

Or you apply fondation cream and make the wall smell and look beautiful. !! Jees, I haven't stopped laughing, you made my day. :laughing::laughing::laughing: Cheers.


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