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Basement Water problem/ how to repair/ what is the best solution?

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Old 04-09-14, 03:00 PM
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Question Basement Water problem/ how to repair/ what is the best solution?

dear all, would like to get your help/ input and suggestions, what way can i repair this? what is the best way? some people/ friends have said insulate from inside with drylock and etc.
what would you suggest?
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Old 04-09-14, 05:42 PM
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Keep the water away from the wall on the outside through grading, gutters and downspout extensions - the answer is not a coat of paint on the inside trying to stop water that's already 95% of the way through.
 
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Old 04-10-14, 05:53 AM
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What Mitch said.

Also, do you have water flowing into the basement? If so you can do several things. You can drill a hole into the floor. And/or you can chisel a groove into the wall (a reverse dovetail shape) insert a wicking media like string or a small tube going into the hole at the bottom and then using a hydraulic cement (Fast Plug comes to mind) and covering the groove.
 
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