Creating Drain in Old Basement

Old 05-01-02, 07:41 PM
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Creating Drain in Old Basement

Similar to a previous post, I have an old stone foundation (100 plus years). During a very heavy rain storm, or in the spring when we have our first thaw, we have little "springs" of water between the stones. The previous owners finished half of the basement (I have no idea why) and when we moved in I had to tear out moldy drywall. Is there a sain way to create a drain around the perimeter of the concrete floor that will funnel water to the sump pump, ie.. a concrete wet saw or something. I really wish we could refinish the basement utilizing the already existing studded walls, or am I dreaming of something that just isn't realistic with an old house? Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 05-05-02, 08:01 AM
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patching a stone wall will not hold. you need to look at putting up a vapor barrier over the stone wall and draining it to a trench system. Look for a Basement Systems dealer in your state.

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