Water problem in basement!

Old 05-15-03, 08:03 PM
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I have just moved into a fully brick townhome with nice a water drainage system for the home and basement: french drains, sump pump, basement drain.

However the problem is that the drain in the basement is not at the lowest point in the basement. Hence when there is some water, it does not go into the drain but collects near a wall with a wooden frame.

I am looking for advice to help direct this water away from the wooden frames in the basement and (best case scenario - towards the drain in the basement). So far, I have been considering a metal/plastic lining (which is waterproof and sealed to the concrete floor) like a dam to block the water from reaching the wood. But I feel that this may not be the best solution.

Any assistance would be appreciated.
Old 05-17-03, 07:04 PM
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Congrats on the new home! In your case I would suggest getting someone to look at this as it appears that if you are getting water, this is problem #1. Problem #2 is that the floor drain is on one level but not on the lowest level.

Trying to do some band-aid approach here is not recommended. Have a profesiional look at what you have before doing anything.

Good Luck!

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