water coming through the basement floor

Old 02-10-04, 11:00 AM
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Our house is over 75 years old and the basement floor is dirt with thin lanoleum squares on top of the dirt. When we get a heavy rain or after it's been raining for a long time water seeps up through the basement floor.

I'm not really sure what should be my first step.

I installed all new seamless gutters thinking that would bring the water away from the house foundation.
Old 02-10-04, 03:57 PM
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With dirt floor, the best thing is to install a drain tile system and sump pump.

The concrete floor.

This should be looked at by someone local for advice.

Good Luck!
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Well, with dirst floor, nothing you can do.

The right procedure is to pour a concrete floor. Next- waterproof the floor with hidraulic cements with special attention on the joints around the floor.

There are also materials to mix in the cement which will make it waterproofed as-is, (but promotion is not allowed here.....).

Best is to call a pro in waterproofing (not just an installator of drains systems).
Old 02-11-04, 09:01 AM
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Wink water in the basement


I will look into the waterproofer.
Old 02-13-04, 10:09 AM
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Im with Doug here . Id put the flex drain pipe all around the basement right next to the footing. Let the two end go into a small pit that you can put a sump pump in if you need it . Then put a cement floor in and be done with it ED

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