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Old 03-12-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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My home has a ground level 'basement' and has just had seepage. My parkay tiles are wet. How much of a foundation would my home have? Any comments?

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Are the walls concrete? Are they below grade anywhere? Are the downspouts 5' from the house? Is the earth pitched away from the house? Do you have a sump pump or exterior drainage system?Are the walls below grade damp-proofed? Need more info....

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Water seepage


Hello Gary,
This is my first home and only moved in Oct last year, so forgive me here.

Downspout is not 5' from house
Ext walls are brick
The home was built in 1980 in Canada
Prob slab on grade? Townhouse
I dont know how far down footings are
We have had alot of meltwater that seems to have washed earth out from under the pavers in backyard...therefore there was some gathering of water at the foundation.
Question is will I need to dig only the affected stretch of foundation to seal, and bakfill or just add material to slope. From house?
Also if it is slab on grade or the like, do I need a weeping system?

Cheers for the help!
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You need to get the water away from the house. Find the source of the water, downspouts, where your sump pump drains to, ground water etc. I like weeping tile to take ground water and proper grade with grass to remove surface water.
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Yea. I would def check the grade, gutters, and install a french drain in necessary.
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