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Water seepage in finished basement w/raised floors

Water seepage in finished basement w/raised floors


Old 06-12-19, 02:30 PM
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Hello all.

We have a house with a finished basement that sits on raised floors. This last year it has started to have a lot of water seepage after it rains. When the water seeps in, I can see it through the furnace room where the raised floor has an opening where the furnace sits in. I've had contractors come out and they offer no solution. I was quoted for a french drain along the property but they can't say for certain that it'll solve the issue. We don't know for sure where the water is seeping in from since the walls are all finished and the floor is raised. We think we may entering where the deck is since we placed plastic on the deck and the water seepage stopped. Does anyone have any ideas how to approach this issue? I don't really want to rip out the finished basement that we spent so much money remodeling.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-12-19, 04:50 PM
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Waterproofing starts on the outside with gutters, downspout extensions and grading keeping the water away from the foundation in the first place.
Old 06-13-19, 04:40 AM
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If what stickshift said doesn't do the trick then I would excavate around the entire perimeter of the home. Install a perimeter drainage system and apply a damp/water proofing to the basement walls. If you are wanting someone to only treat part of your home/foundation then that is probably why they are saying they are not 100% certain it will work.

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