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basement floor leak water

  1. Plumbing
    Hi, I recently bought a home in Watseka Illinois. My lovely home is in a FEMA floodplain. :vs_worry: Sugar Creek is 100 yards away and floods my home when we receive more than 6" or more of rain. Recently (12/30/15) my home was surrounded with 4 ft of water along with everyone in a square mile...
  2. Building & Construction
    I need help! Leak coming between slab foundation and sill plate. I removed the baseboard and I can see the tiny bit of water seeping in. The area is above grade but the frame is set back 4-5 inches off the slab. (It looks like they were going to add brick to the outside and changed their mind.)...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Good afternoon. I recently moved into an older house, built in 1977, that has what appears to be a cinder block wall foundation. Not sure how to describe it, but at about the 5’ level from the foundation floor, the cinder block top is “exposed” while the rest of the wall goes up to ceiling...
  4. Flooring
    so, we have laminate flooring in our basement over harmony 3 in 1 underlayment. we had an accident today with too much water coming down our outside basement stairwell with some leaf debris. the water backed up because the leaves covered the drain and came through the door seal into the...
  5. Building & Construction
    We just moved into our new home and was hoping to clear up this floor a bit in the basement. I had purchased a bag of quikrete concrete resurfacer. I went ahead and patched up the major cracks and flaws in the floor with quick setting cement. This was a hand dug basement added after the home...
  6. Flooring
    Hi Everyone, I purchased an older home that has a partial basement with a crawl space for the rest of the house. An older woman lived there for probably 30 years and was ok with the current system. Current system: Water from basement floor drains to small pit and sump pump pumps out of the house...
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