Basement Humidity

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Posted by: from Sherwood Park
9/21/2011 at 6:16:13 PM

~40 years old, ~1300 sq ft basement with general humidity problems. Somehow water is getting beneath the floor. A test of the weeping tile shows that it seems to be working properly. How can I diagnose where the water is coming from/how it is getting in?

i.e. How do I know that the problem is due to:

- poor grading

- broken/plugged weeping tile

- high water table

- broken water pipe/drain below the floor

I'd like to know what the cause of the problem is before I invest too much money in making repairs.



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Kevin from Urban Improvements in Orono
Date/Time9/21/2011 at 11:11:46 PM

I would consider getting a water sample taken and rule out that it is not coming from your sewer system

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