Basement water problem

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Old 01-18-19, 07:26 PM
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Basement water problem

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I have a basement where I think water leaks, home was built in 2004-2006. I think the water comes from behind the insulation on one of the basement wall. Only 1 wall (exterior all that has insulation seems to get the leak , even if there is no rain (ground water or public water pipe) I don't know how to tackle this .

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There may be some termite, so before I treat, i need to know if there is a leak, and I need to know where to start.
 
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Old 01-18-19, 07:42 PM
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That's a beautiful picture of....... stuff. How does it help us here ?
Does the back wall have plastic on it and is that where the leak is ?
 
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Thank you for your reply.

Q. How does it help us here ?
A. I just wanted to show how it looks and what type of insulation/wall i am talking about..


Q2.) Does the back wall have plastic on it and is that where the leak is ?
A2.) it is insulation, and the water pipe comes from outside main line.
if I check behind the insulation (even 4 feet away from waterline) just by putting my hand there, it is wet I get water on my hand.

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I hope I answered the q.. now before I dig the front.. to see how the water pipe is doing.. is there a smarter way to check?

home insurance does not cover the water from outside to inside apparently..
 
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Old 01-19-19, 01:58 PM
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You have to understand that I can only comment on what I can see.
If the problem is behind that plastic.... take it down.
If the water service comes in behind the plastic..... is it wet near there ?
 
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the plastic? ( the silver color material is I think insulation, I may be wrong), but it is very wet behind it, but it is nailed ( with special kind of nails) .. so ripping it out is an option but I dont know I should do it or hire somebody to do it.

I am not sure it is a ground water, rain water, or pipe leaking.

I also see damp/almost a hole in the laminated wood floor right above it, near the front door. which is hire than the water line.. .

I am not sure how to isolate the issue
 

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Old 01-19-19, 02:57 PM
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Wet insulation needs to be replaced anyway so I would be ripping it out in order to get a better look.

You're only giving us enough information to guess and you're going to have to inspect this at some point so you may as well start now.
 
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