Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Possible to Stop Leaks Externally?

Posted by love2weed (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 7:25

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Possible to Stop Leaks Externally?

Duplicate

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


 o
RE: Possible to Stop Leaks Externally?

Duplicate

This post was edited by worthy on Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 19:18


 o
RE: Possible to Stop Leaks Externally?

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.

This post was edited by worthy on Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 19:25


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here