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Old 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #76
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Yard graded and re-sodded!!! YAY!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #77
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The saga continues with my water issue...

This water is coming in from me watering the yard at 5:30 until 6:35am (on a timer).
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Is the part where the leak starts above ground by chance? I have the same issue, I think it has to do with the brick vent holes. Water gets into that and it gets into the block. You're apparently not suppose to block those vents, but I've been contemplating it or at least add some kind of cover that wont let water in. While it's not often that rain hits at an angle enough to get into those vents, it can still happen.
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Where the water starts on the wall is below ground, barely maybe less than a foot down. Remember, I dug down and patched that crack outside with cement and a rubber membrane. I'm assuming the water is getting in from the brick above ground where the sprinkler is hitting. I may have to look for more cracks...

We've had a few hard rains, prior to me watering the grass and water does not show up...
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Yeah my guess is the water is coming up from higher up, and it just happens to only show up below ground. Is that wall the one you posted a pic of with the grass redone? I see a vent, wonder if it's getting in through there somehow.
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Yes, it is the wall with the white vent. The vent was for a bathroom ceiling fan. That vent goes through the rim joist, which is 1 joist to the right of where the water is coming in (so its not directly above the water penetration).
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Here is a picture of the inside wall where the water is coming in from the sprinkler...
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I also broke out all the framing around the electrical panel.

Question for anyone. How much of a pain in the a$$ is it to move the panel to the wall on the left? I doubt the wires on the right side of the main line in are long enough to reach...
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Digging up the basement floor to re-do the plumbing for the full bath, plus putting in a weeping tile system. Enjoy the pics.
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Does everything have to be a chore??? I'm 3 feet down under the slab and I'm still not to the footer... Does anyone know how far down a typical footer is?
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Moving your Elect panel won't be cheap. You'll have to get the utility co to come move the main line, unless you have a outside shutoff. Then you'll have to rewire all your connections. Just think about it.

Why are you going so deep on your bath concrete. I only went 12" down to install new PVC for a shower, then gravel and concrete.
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Oh AWESOME WORK! keep going
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I wanted to put a weeping tile along the whole front side of the basement floor..

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