HELP!! Basement emergency

Old 05-27-03, 06:44 PM
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HELP!! Basement emergency


I'm in the final stages of a basement finishing job. I have had no problems with moisture or flooding in the past. However yesterday my wife left the water running on the hose next to the foundation wall. The flathose (miserable invention- don't fall prey to the marketing scam) burst and for anywhere between 8-20 hours water has been pouring into the ground next to the foundation.

Needless to say, there is water coming under the 2x4 plates into the finished space (walls are spaces about 6 inches off the foundation wall. It is the dry season now, so I know that I can cut a hole in the wall and dry things out fairly quickly.

But am in for trouble in the future? Since the water found its way through the foundation this time, will this reoccur? The spot against the outside wall is reasonably sheilded from rain and about ten feet away from the nearest downspout.

I'm glad that I havent carpeted yet, but worried for the future.

Thanks for any insight,
Old 05-30-03, 07:04 PM
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Let's face it, this was an incident that is hard to acheive "naturally". If you haven't had any problems in the past, then not using this hose will be the best bet against it ever happening again! Mother nature though can do some strange things.

Things should be fine!

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