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Old 04-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have a slab that has been getting wet for almost 2 years.
I've asked for help from some plumbers and others.
I've had to remove all my carpet in my living room over the past year and since it became wet and which resulted in flies in my home.
Some people said I might have a spring under the slab. It doesn't look like a leak in the city pipes either.
I'm thinking now maybe the sewer line. I'm going to have a plumber use a camera and see if it's a root.
Some areas the water leaves a white powdery look.
Another small area is sticky....almost like syrup.
Has anyone had this water under slab situation and what was your solution..?

Dennis.....help..

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Old 04-02-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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Any solutions you get now will mean nothing.

When you find out about your sewer line you will know more. then you can either look for other sources or a solution.

Since it doesn't look like a leak in the water supply from your perspective, you can rule that out.

The white deposit is probably efforescence (which is not really unhealthy) and is common when water from any source seeps through a concrete slab.

How is the surface drainage around your slab?

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Its a bit wet now...I do have a slope a bit towards my house and that might cause the wetness a bit. The only thing is that even when there is no rain in the summer for a while I still get water under my carpet.

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Also the water when it has not come through the carpet it has no smell.
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