water through basement floor

Old 07-04-04, 09:21 PM
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water through basement floor

since adding on a room to our home we have water coming through basement floor. Never happened in 35 years, only since last May. Every time it rains we get water coming through the middle of the basement floor, sometimes a small amount, sometimes a large amount. Have had plumbers, building inspectors, etc. come out and have no answers for me. Any suggestions? Landscaping appears to be okay, gutters and downspouts have been checked and lead away from house. I don't know what to do. Can you help me? Thanks.
Old 07-05-04, 03:38 PM
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Adding the room likely changed the water flow on your property. Next time it is raining heavily, go outside with your umbrella and check for puddles around the house, and check to make sure your gutters and downspouts are working properly. The solution will likely be regrading or gutter repair. The ground must slope uniformly away from the house on all sides, and the downspouts should empty at least six feet away from the house.
Old 07-09-04, 04:00 PM
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followed your suggestion and no puddles noted. Gutter company checked and all lead quite a way away from the house. contractor suggesting installing a sump pump but will not gurantee this will correct the problem. What do you think? His price is quite reasonable compared with others I've gotten so it might be worth a try. Thanks for your help.

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