Do i have to put new weepping tile in or can
i fix it from inside ok.
To fix the leak properly you will need to dig around the foundation, install drainage tile and posibly seal the foundation
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.
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
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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