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Old 12-11-12, 06:18 PM
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We bought a house that had been water proofed by Perma Dry in 1994
. No water in basement but I think we have a repaired crack(horizontal,credit card thick) show up again. We fixed a gutter problem and added dirt to pitch away from the house. We couldn,t find the original company to look at this. Should I have professionals reinforce the wall or wait to see if I solved the problem ?

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Old 12-12-12, 04:10 AM
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Is it a finished basement?
 
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It sounds like the obvious solution is get the lateral pressure on the wall reduced by getting better soil behind the wall or by reducing the moisture in the soil (drain tile - exterior or interior) or both.

This is just a guess based on the skimpy information and no photos. I bet the horizontal crack is below the mid-height of the wall.

Horizontal cracks are typically due to high lateral soil loads, although poor construction methods (concrete placement) can also cause them. They usually are structural and could be important.

An engineer (not from a waterproofing company or a contractor) can get more information and a better "feel" for the importance of the problem.

Dick
 
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