Basement Wall Fix - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 05-06-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 4

Basement wall fix

Hey everyone. I've got an old house and one corner of my basement wall leaks when there is any amount of rain. I've done everything I could on the outside to keep water away but still can't stop it. I have tried hydraulic cement and it helped at first it helped but the water found its way in. Any suggestions that won't cost thousands of dollars. Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Basement wall fix-image_1430966196007.jpg  
bickett34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-13-2015, 08:06 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,994
Rewards Points: 2,472

That is a problem that will cost some money to fix. If regrading and channeling the rain away did not help, it needs something like a french drain to catch the water and pump it away from the house.
The window suggests that corner is not under a lot of earth and its pressures. That means the settling of the foundation/footing was uneven and the blocks moved.
If you can't repair it, and settling may not have stopped, I'd leave it open. By the way, outside photo will help.
carpdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement floor leaking after wall repair unfortunateluck Building & Construction 6 02-15-2011 06:05 PM
vapor barrier on basement pony wall hobbs in vanvouver Building & Construction 3 02-13-2011 08:07 AM
Finishing Basement Wall - Stairs Along Concrete Rob1976 General DIY Discussions 5 02-02-2011 08:39 AM
Advice on retaining wall replacement (pics inside) eastie Building & Construction 0 04-05-2010 10:32 AM
Leaking Basement Wall MStocks Building & Construction 3 10-29-2009 09:57 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts