leaking basement walls


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Old 01-25-03, 07:12 AM
kenL
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Wink leaking basement walls

Hey fellas, I am over here from "Basements" :-) I have ( I believe) water entering my basement through a whole where a pipe exits the house. This leak seems to be caused by water in the cores of the blocks above the poured foundation. In addition to doing the outside fix, I want to shore up the inside and I have been advised to use hydraulic cement. In fact, though, I am really just building up a block between the center of the cores where I believe I have water and the inside wall. I thought hydraulic cement was best for filling cracks and such. Anyways, some advice here? If I build up enough of a cement barrier, might that solve my problem? Is there a better solution than cement?

All opinions are appreciated and solicited.

Ken
 
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Old 01-25-03, 06:30 PM
pmgca
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leaking basement

Hi,

The advice you received at Basements is OK.
But IMHO, you need first to be sure where the water comes from. This is the main point. I mean, it is leaking by the hole, but it is coming from...? Drainage?
Depending of this, the liquid pressure may be different and the solution may be different.

Good luck,
 
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Old 01-26-03, 06:38 AM
kenL
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Hahaha, I am stuck on IMHO. In any event, the definite, confirmed, consensus, is hydrostatic pressure, ground water, heavy rains only. Thanks.

Ken
 
 

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