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Old 02-27-17, 10:36 AM
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Question Water on floor against interior load-bearing wall in basement

Every few weeks now water appears on the floor up against one side of the interior load-bearing wall in the basement. There is no water on the wall, the basement ceiling, the pipes over head and I can't imagine where it is coming from. Any ideas?
 
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It's either migrating up thru the slab or coming thru the crack/joint where the floor meets the wall.
 
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How do I find out for sure? How do I stop it?
 
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You'll have to keep a better eye on it so you can see when/where the leak starts.

Have you done the easy stuff on the exterior; clean and pipe gutters away from the house, make sure water doesn't run toward the house.
 
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Yes I have and will check the gutters again.
 
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With no pictures of the house its hard to say. Could be snow melt on the roof.... type of siding... Some clues would be when it occurs... temp outside, time of day, etc.
 
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Question Update to water in basement with pictures

The photos of the water in the basement are below. It happened during/after a strong rain. There is no water on the walls or the basement ceiling. It is only up against this one central wall in the basement. What are the potential sources of the water?

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1 or 2 story house? Check Attic for water stains. Make sure there are no stains on rafters. Interior wall or exterior wall?
 
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You are giving us so little to go on. Rotten vent pipe boot from the roof, maybe?
 
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Question What kinds of information should I provide you with?

I have no idea what a rotten boot vent pipe is. If you give me a list of what I should be checking, I can ask the guy who does some work around here to check everything you suggest.
 
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Ranch home. Interior basement wall.
 
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Old 03-07-17, 06:18 AM
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Your roof has several pvc pipes that stick up through the shingles. Get up there and look at the rubber around the pipe. If it appears damaged, that's likely your problem. Inspect everything else while you're up there.
 
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Question My guy says there are several issues with the down spouts

My guy is here now and he says there are several issues with the down spouts. He is going to fix those and I will discuss further with him. If this all doesn't solve it I may be on to ask more but thank you all very much for your help.
 
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Call me crazy but that water looks rusty, and one of your pictures it looks like water by your hot water heater. I'm guessing you already check but I just wanted to say that; maybe the water is creeping along and then coming out in the open.

On another note, that wall looks to be cinder block so maybe the water is running down inside. And in the wall 'doorway' opening it looks like the floor cracked so yeah maybe coming up that way.
 
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Question I want to understand what you're saying

Creeping along where? Coming out in the open? The water isn't within a foot of the boiler area.
 
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Ahhh okay, to me it look like water over by the hot water tank. Maybe just a stain on the floor then that I saw.
 
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There is water near the tank but not touching

There is water near the tank but not close enough for me to think it came from the tank.
 
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Yeah its not likely that the water heater only leaks when it's raining outside.
 
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Yeah its not likely that the water heater only leaks when it's raining outside.
Well, he never said it happens only after it rains, and he does mention checking pipes too. Leaking rain water was my first guess too because it seems the most likley, but if life has taught me anything its that the obvious easy explanations are always what's really happening.

David can you confirm that the water occurs after it rains, maybe say a heavier rain?
 
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It happened during/after a strong rain
 
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Old 03-09-17, 08:41 AM
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Well there you go; how I missed that I dunno. Please send some crow my way and I'll get the bar-b-que ready.

Sorry guys.
 
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