water in the basemet

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Posted by: from Kettleby
12/7/2005 at 11:01:51 AM

Do i have to put new weepping tile in or can

i fix it from inside ok.

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Near North Construction in New Lowell
Date/Time12/23/2005 at 1:16:38 PM

To fix the leak properly you will need to dig around the foundation, install drainage tile and posibly seal the foundation

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Date/Time1/19/2006 at 3:07:51 PM

Leaks in your basement can also be repaired from the inside, and have a lifetime guarantee, let me know if you need help.

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John-Luc Rizzo Certified General Contractor Corp. in Scarborough
Date/Time11/10/2006 at 9:28:25 AM

John-Luc Rizzo General Contractor (Certified).

Condition: Wet Basement

You must find what the problem is in order to arrive to the proper and definitive solution.

Inside seepage without fixing the main problem is not a long term solution, this can cause structural problrm in the future and may cause the house to tilt to one side or cracks in youre fundation do to the soft ground where is setting. Remember that by going with the inside seepage this dont mean you have fixed the leaking fundations. The inside seepage after instal is conected to the same outside seepage.

Possible causes

1. - Water can leak into the basement through crack or mortar joints in the foundation walls.

2. - Other common case of basement moisture is condensation

3. - Seepage

Possible solutions

1. - Water leaks can usually be identified by sight and repaired with hydraulic cement.

This dense patch material swells as it hardens and can be used on wet cracks and active leaks.

2. - Condensation problems can be solve by improving ventilation and using air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

3. - Eliminating seepage problems is another matter. If seepage occurs only during heavy rains, the solution could be as simple as extending a downspout so that the runoff is directed farther away from foundation walls or regarding the soil so that it slopes away from the foundation. Also remember that the inside seepage is conected to the same souce as the outside seepag

CORRECT MINOR SEEPAGE from the inside by coating foundation walls with masonry sealer (either a cement- or tar-based product or water proof silicone sealer).

As a last and very expensive resort, you may need to re-excavate the foundation down to the footing to install perimeter drains and apply new waterproofing.

Yours truly, John-Luc Rizzo

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Date/Time1/3/2010 at 6:50:06 PM

your problem is minor you do not need to dig around the whole house call cousins contracting ask for chris he'll help ya

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