And when I say neewb... I mean not only to the forum but also new homeowners for the first time... correction... new to us-very used homeowners... 1926 to be precise!
Yes, please insert fake congrats here whilst you mumble what the
were they thinking under your breath! Trust us, the honeymoon of home ownership is over!!
Thanks for allowing me to introduce us! Now on to the topic, which I am sure has been covered somewhere in the forum here & will gladly accept "hey its right here bonehead" with a link as the search did not answer all of our questions.
So the scene:
Hillside home, finished basement being on the downhill side. Good (enough) gutters doing their job. Most water flow being diverted away from the footing/foundation. All drains (there are plumbed drains on the bottom of the concrete steps of stairwells to 2 entryways to basement) So we know we are keeping the water away from the basement as best possible.
With that said, we are having seeping issues in the basement floor in moderate to heavy rains. This was a small issue this past winter, which we chalked up to a rotted door threshold as it seemed to be located right around that spot. However, we had an unseasonal heavy rain last week and I had admittedly forgot to reconnect a downspout after powerwashing the house. This lead to a much more sever "wetting" of the basement floor that reached further out than before. After pulling up the indoor/outdoor carpeting only then did I realize it was seeping, not just flowing from the door.
So my questions at this point are:
1) can floor seeping be dealt with in DIY fashion? (with reasonably good results)
2) might we be dealing with a water table issue that is beyond reasonable control?
I promise, I only have the 261,481 questions left!
Thanks in advance for any help or direction towards old posts that may help!
(and sorry for such a long post, I just thought all the info would yield best results!)