Soil from outside dripping into the basement

Old 08-17-20, 10:09 PM
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Soil from outside dripping into the basement

The main sewage was leaking because the PVC drain pipe was improperly glued into the cast iron. I hired a plumber to fix it. He removed the existing PVC pipe, then he chipped out some of the masonry with a jack hammer to create space, then he installed a rubber coupling that connect a new PVC pipe into the existing cast iron.

But now soil from the outside is dripping thru the hole that he chipped out.

And here are 6 before and 6 after photos:

Before the job he said he would patch up the hole so nothing from outside will come into the basement. But he just finished the job without fixing the hole. Should I ask him to come back to fix the hole. Does anyone have any suggestion to post here, and I will forward this post to the plumber.
Old 08-17-20, 11:26 PM
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It looks like there was leakage through the wall to begin with and with that coupling up tight against the wall there is not much patching that can be done.

To fix that the new pipe needs to be removed and the area around the pipe in the wall needs to be sealed with epoxy which I would guess is not the plumbers responsibility!

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