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Old 08-02-2009, 01:43 AM   #1
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Basement Floor Leak

I have water seeping through the basement floor and its not near any wall and there is no indication of where it can be coming from.
Has anybody experienced this?

Right now I asked everybody not to use the washroom in the basement, so I can monitor the problem. I have checked every in the bathroom and can find anything wrong.
What is the chances of rain water seeping throught the basement floor, when the nearest wall is 8 feet from the wet spot?
Or can it be a drainage line under the floor?

Some input would be appreciated.



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Old 08-02-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Water is peculiar stuff, it can appear in spots far removed from the actual source. But it could be a spring, it could be a leak in a pipe(any underground plumbing in that area?). You could have the water tested which might help pinpoint the problem. City water will have chlorine, sewer leak will be high in bacteria, rain water will have none of that.


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i can't offer any suggestions but just like to asy "great diagnnosis ideas JUSTBILL"
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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Basement Floor Leak update

Just an update and thanks for your responses.

The basement washroom has not been used since the cleaning has taken place and the carpet is drying up slowly and there is no water to be vaccumed up.
I spoke to a friend who is a licenced plumber and said "water is very lazy" he told me to stop using the washroom for now, he is hoping it is just a spud gasket on the toilet, told me to continue monitoring till the end of the week, he'll be over to have a look at the end of the week and he told me not to replace the gasket until we are sure it is not something else.

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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Funny....I've become very popular and have made alot of "friends" over the past 20+ years as a licensed plumber....wonder why. lmao

Seriously though, its good that you've got a friend in the biz. Good advice he gave you there. Keep us posted and good luck.
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Water always finds the weakest link on anything. Be it wood, cement or even steel. Put food coloring in the water and you will find the problem.


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