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Old 03-29-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Basement flooding problem found problem just need help fixing it.


My basement his been worse for flooding since I had my it redone last year. Now we are in are rain session and my basement was flooding like crazy so I took apart the wall and found that the contractor placed wood over the flood or water lip and drilled 5 inch screws in 70+ year old concrete. Well the screws broke up the concrete and made a gap between the floor so now all the water leaks from under the concrete lip. I'm trying to find a way to fix this without having to call someone one in to do it I hat and do not trust contractors! Last one I had did this to may basement and stole a lot of money from us(another story) Anyway and ideas how I can fix this? I was thinking of pulling up the whole concrete lip and replacing it with a brick lip? I'm not sure. Here are some photos

This is a photo of the area that the screw busted this is where most of the water is going through. I tried to patch it up but that's where I found the water was going under the lip. If what I'm calling the lip is called something else please tell me

This is a photo of the area that the screw busted this is where most of the water is going through.

I tried to patch it up but that's where I found the water was going under the lip


This is how is should look


As you can see the water is coming out from under the concrete lip

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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The water coming in where your pictures show could be caused by the dirt next to the house outside. The dirt needs to be placed as to carry the rain water away from the house. If you have space between dirt and block that can cause it. The problem you have is not an easy one to cure, as the water may be coming in from the other side of the house, running inside of block cores, and exiting where you see it. How does your basement floor level compare with outside earth level? Are you on a sloped hill so to speak. Water around your outside wall has to drain somewhere. Your problem is outside not inside. You may have to dig outside and put in a 4 inch relief line below inside floor level. Just take labor and a shovel.

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Isn't this in the wrong forum? Maybe building and construction forum?
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