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Old 03-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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i had a plumber put in new sub pump last yr and he said he took a house to the drain tile to flush all the crap out of there and he said they seemed to be fine. is there more to test than just flushing them?
The wall itself, as if it's full of cracks that let water in, they'll never even make it to the weeping tile. That's part of my issue. I think there are cracks or perhaps insufficient water proofing so water seeps through. I see water pouring out of both weeping tile pipes into the sump pit so I know my weeping tile is working to some degree, but the wall ismy main suspicion. But while digging such a large hole may as well replace the weeping tile too.
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The wall itself, as if it's full of cracks that let water in, they'll never even make it to the weeping tile. That's part of my issue. I think there are cracks or perhaps insufficient water proofing so water seeps through. I see water pouring out of both weeping tile pipes into the sump pit so I know my weeping tile is working to some degree, but the wall ismy main suspicion. But while digging such a large hole may as well replace the weeping tile too.
i posted on here about water in my basement too. i just dont want to pay anyone to do it, not that im cheap, im pretty handy and rather do things myself if i can. the only water im getting is in a corner though, here take a look.
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I have some huge spruce trees behind the patio. Could their roots be pushing up against the homes foundation?
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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Here is what a local expert told me. My issue is that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack with this water leak.

" I would tear out the patio, dig out the foundation, tar & seal the wall, check the outside drain tile, flush system,repair or replace drain tile as needed and back fill the wall with washed stone, top it off with compacted brown topsoil and fix it right, then pavers,deck, or just steps. cost should be around $5000 not including what ever you decide to put there after patio is gone.That type of repair come with a guarantee."
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Here is what a local expert told me. My issue is that I'm looking for a needle in a haystack with this water leak.

" I would tear out the patio, dig out the foundation, tar & seal the wall, check the outside drain tile, flush system,repair or replace drain tile as needed and back fill the wall with washed stone, top it off with compacted brown topsoil and fix it right, then pavers,deck, or just steps. cost should be around $5000 not including what ever you decide to put there after patio is gone.That type of repair come with a guarantee."
haha did you tell them goodbye!

didnt rain here at all last night and it isnt suppose to til next week now. its kind of funny how i want it to rain
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haha did you tell them goodbye!

didnt rain here at all last night and it isnt suppose to til next week now. its kind of funny how i want it to rain
My best best is to mudjack it. I also have to pith soil away from my home. What's the best soil to put down if I also want to plant things. I understood that it would also be wise to lay down a heavy duty solid plastic barrier.
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Until your grade is well below plate line you'll always have that problem. You should have at least 6" from the bottom of the siding to the top of grade. 8" is code where I'm at.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #23
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Yesterday my insurance claims adjustor came over to our home with an investigator. They claim the "step" is causing the problem because they noticed that is was a newer looking step. I asked for them to show me where the water is coming in and they were unable to. Now the investigator files a report with my insurance company and if he says he cannot assure them what is going on....the next step is an engineer. Being that the investigator told me to rip the drywall down to look at the poured concrete wall behind it that tells me he is looking for a needle in a haystack.
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I agree that it's more of a leak in the wall caused by improper sealing than the grade/slope of your patio. I have the exact type of patio and step off my house. My patio has a slight slope toward the house and I have no water issues in my basement. Whether you had a patio, deck or pavers you would still have water in your basement. The step would not cause water to come in. If you can afford the digging around foundation and proper waterproofing, I would do it. But definitely get a few more professional opinions and price quotes before deciding.
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It rained last night. Here's how it looks this morning.
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So far the epoxy injection has been working great.
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Glad to hear the epoxy is working for you.

In the long term though, you're still going to want to address the grade height in the back. As others have mentioned, the soil & patio are far to high, and close to the wood floor joists below. At a minimum, you need to pull off some siding at the bottom temporarily (when the patio is removed ideally) and place some flashing up the wall to keep the water problems at bay. You can replace the same siding afterwards.
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