Leak in Basement, probably from hole outside


Old 07-06-15, 03:29 PM
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Leak in Basement, probably from hole outside


It looks like a leak in my basement (on the ceiling) is coming from this hole. It doesn't look like there is a vapor barrier that I see there. Is it ok just to fill with dirt until a more permanent fix can be applied?

Or how would you guys fix this a bit more securely? What about concrete?

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Old 07-06-15, 06:01 PM
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Dirt isn't going to help. You need to dig a little until you find the end of the hole. Then seal it with a membrane.
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I agree on 1/2 of that suggestion.
Dig down and see why there's a hole there.
Drain line, water line, power line?

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