Help identifying leaking basement problem?


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Old 03-16-10, 12:12 PM
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Help identifying leaking basement problem?

After all the snow melted and rain we had I noticed my laminate flooring curling at the edges. I pulled it all up and found water underneath the laminate. I need some help identifying where it is coming in. I took some pics of the floor to maybe help.
This pic shows the concrete floor. It had tiles on it before that I pulled up about a year ago. I noticed that white stuff(not sure if that could be leftover glue or something else.)


Here is another picture of the floor.

BTW...I think our sump pump is not working.
I really appreciate the help!
 
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Old 03-16-10, 06:38 PM
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Since you mentioned a sump pump, let's start with that. Why is there a sump pump & how does the water get to it?
 
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Old 03-18-10, 04:31 PM
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A couple ideas:
Go outside and see where your downspouts are releasing water and see where it flows from there.
Clear out the basement around where the basement wall meets the basement floor. Look for moisture.
 
 

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