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Old 08-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #91
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Unexpected project... Never knew the top floor bathroom fans were not vented to the outside. So.....
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Looks like you have your hands full. Looking good.
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Run your sprinkler and go and look at the water lines in the basement. One of them may have a crack/split/leak that only shows up when running the outside tap. It happened to me once.
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Run your sprinkler and go and look at the water lines in the basement. One of them may have a crack/split/leak that only shows up when running the outside tap. It happened to me once.
That's a good point. Happened to me this year but it was much worse. Water splashing a few feet away from my server rack was a little unnerving.
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Unfortunately, the water on the wall is on the complete opposite side of where the outside faucet is. The water lines in those pictures are for the bathroom right above.

After I moved the sprinkler, the water issue stopped. I then noticed vent holes in the brick in that location. Maybe I was getting water directly in the vent hole and down the foundation
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I need opinions on something...

After I put in the weeping tile and I'm ready to re-concrete the floor, is it a good idea to place the 2in XPS foam board on the wall and slide it down, under where the slab WOULD be? Once the foam is in place, I would concrete around it so any water coming through the wall would filter down behind the board into the drain?

Yay or nay?
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If you still get water through the wall that means your drainage is inadequate and you may have to dig along the outside wall and put in proper weeping drainage system including waterproof membrane on exterior of the wall. But, what you are suggesting probably wouldn't hurt.

Suggest you google DIY network or Holmes on Holmes and try to find his program where he has addressed this type of issue. I'm not sure but I think he attached a dimpled membrane on the inside of the basement wall to help with this situation.
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After a few hours of digging. We exposed the cast iron toilet and shower drain...
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nice progress, can't wait to do this at my house
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Help with proper interior drain tile.

From the image, is this the proper way of installing the drain tile system? Including adding weep holes above the pipe? If not, please let me know where they should go or if they should be there at all.

Also, if anything else is out of place, of course, please let me know.
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I'm removing the back wall sump pit because it never did anything anyway. I will be filling it with dirt, rock and then cementing over it. However, right in that corner, it dips down (as seen in the pictures).

My question is, what is the best way to handle the dip? Do just cement the sump pit, wait for it to dry and then throw down some leveling cement?

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Do I just jackhammer up that small section and just cement everything all over, properly?

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I'd cement it as best you can then use leveling compound.
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If you need it level I would fill with dirt etc, with well packed sand and smack down with sledge hammer until your arms wear out .must ...then use self leveling to finish off.. BUT I'm not a cement head!! lol...is that what they call you guys?
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Thanks guys... If I do use the leveling cement, will it withstand nails being shot into it? I plan on framing over it...
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Yes as long as it gets a good bond with the concrete below, IE make sure the surface is prepped before pouring the self leveler.

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