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Old 01-19-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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Tiny bit of water in basement


So, I'm in the process of finishing my basement. We had a very heavy rain yesterday and I noticed a tiny bit of water in one corner of the basement (I've noticed it happen about 3 times in the past 3 years--after very heavy rains). The rest of the basement is completely dry and I've never had an issue with water or mold. I want to get this issue taken care of before I put new flooring down obviously.

As you can see from the pictures, it is not much water at all, and it appears to be seeping up from the floor (a ground water issue). Outside, in that corner, there is a small area of my driveway (which is poured right up to the foundation walls) that is a bit lower than surrounding parts of the driveway and water tend to pool there up against house. I'm assuming this could be causing the issue as the water is running down the foundation walls and then seeping up through the ground?

I plan to chip out the area of concrete and re-pour that area and correct the slope. I just wanted to know if anyone had any advise or other things I should check regarding the small amount of water. (the second picture with the pen for scale was taken a couple hours later.)
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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Looking at you image that corner has been damp for a long time.

The good news is that grading and gutter drains solves a lot of water problems. I would coat that wall with one of those sealer paints.
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Check your downspouts. Are they located at the corners of the house? Extend them away if so.
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