Water under fondation?

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Old 08-22-15, 05:08 AM
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Water under fondation?

My house have some holes in ground next to fondation, I believe there is water undder. we bought the house rescently, there is mold and removing sheet rock we found at bottom wet 2x4. I fixed the gutter that was detached that probably created the hole. My house is elevated at that side and there is a slope right next to it, how to drain water from under the slab?
 
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Old 08-22-15, 05:25 AM
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Short of digging down and pumping out the water I doubt there is much you can do but if the source of the water is gone - it will dry up on it's own. I assume no basement ?
 
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Yes there is a basement, water damage was in basement.
 
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Then there is more going on than just the water not being diverted from the foundation. You need to inspect the foundation wall for cracks/holes. Waterproofing is always best addressed from the exterior! but that does involve a good bit of digging Don't close the interior walls back up until you know the water problem has been fixed!
 
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