water from monsoon rains

Old 05-07-03, 06:29 AM
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water from monsoon rains

Atlanta, GA - In the 3 years we have lived here, no water in basement. Prev. owner installed sump pump. We were in process of finishing basement for our son when...RAIN. Last night I found a little water on floor along below ground cinder block wall. The waterproof coating on the blocks has bubbled up & turned powdery in a few spots about 1-2 feet up the wall. I guess it is past time to re-do the waterproofing? I am assuming this is what let the water in. What do you think? Also, should I waterproof the floor, paint it & use area rugs or could I put down vinyl flooring? I just want to minimize water related cleanup later. THANKS!!!
Old 05-07-03, 05:32 PM
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It seems that the sump pump might had been put in but it might not had been done right.

Obviously, the wall waterproofing, if this was a "waterproofing" paint failed. Water at the floor has me concerned because I agree that it cold have come down the walls but the floor is another issue.







Hope all this helps!

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