Possible to Stop Leaks Externally?

love2weedOctober 10, 2013

Our basement does not leak every time it rains, but if we have a substantial rain it does. The basement is finished and we have had a contractor come out and he wants to fix internally--involves breaking concrete etc. We had the same problem at our previous home and had it fixed internally this same way, but this was before we finished the basement. I know this is the ideal way to repair, but I really do not want that mess--pulling up carpet and breaking tile floor. We believe it's just one area where the water is coming in. There is a window and a drain pipe where the water comes in. Hubby seems to think we need a window well. My question is can leaks actually be fixed from the outside?

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This post was edited by worthy on Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 19:19

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Exterior approaches are the best way. Interior water handling does nothing to stop the damage to soil under footings.

There is a window and a drain pipe where the water comes in.

Where does the drain pipe go?

Also keep in mind that window corners are a typical place where foundation walls crack.

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