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Old 01-22-08, 02:22 PM
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weeping walls

Hello, just bought a house, its below a water table so the basement is a little damp. I cleaned out the french drain, drylocked the floors and walls. But the bottom of the walls weep. What can I do" Please help!!
 
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Old 01-23-08, 03:56 PM
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without excavating all the exterior walls,,,

there's not much you can do other'n installing a water management system inside the house & mechanically removing the collected water via a sump & pump,,, even then, hydraulic pressure can force wtr UP thru the floor,,, drylock mtls won't solve this problem,,, IF you've already got a sub-floor sys, it may be plugg'd w/silt &/or the blocks may not've been drill'd so the collect'd wtr can run into the drain.
 

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Old 01-23-08, 05:45 PM
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Also, make sure you have decent control of surface water:

http://paragoninspects.com/visual-gu...basements.html
 
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Old 01-24-08, 06:50 AM
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were that were so, mikey,,,

w/o even looking at the link, here's what's happen'd over the yrs,,, 1st, the 4 basic rules of wtr: 1, runs downhill; 2, seeks its own level; 3, rushes to fill a void; & 4, usually winds up in basements.

that wtr's been running downhill for yrs,,, in its search, its develop'd many underground passages thru soft ground ( backfill ),,, from there on, a basement's like a boat's hull - sitting in a pond.

always been that way & will til water rules change,,, yes, of course, all surface wtr should be divert'd but doing it now won't change existing conditions,,, bt, dt for 10 yrs professionally.
 
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Old 01-24-08, 06:54 AM
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just look'd at your link,,,

decent work,,, but -------------------
 
 

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