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Puddle of water in basement

Posted by Krista63 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 26, 12 at 9:29

I noticed a small puddle of water in the basement carpet which has gotten bigger in the last 2 days. It did not rain yesterday, but puddle got bigger. It is in the middle of the basement, not too close to a wall. It is not leaking from the ceiling. I'm not sure what it could be -- any thoughts? House built in 1947, brick colonial-- never had leaking problems before - 10 years in the house - Should I call a plumber or waterproofing contractor?

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RE: Puddle of water in basement

I'm not a repair person, but if it were my house, I would pull up the carpet and try to figure out what direction the water is coming from.

Is it possible there is a floor drain under the carpet?

RE: Puddle of water in basement

Yes, step 1 is to look under the carpet.

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