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toofast 03-11-2011 11:04 AM

Basement Walls - weeping help
 
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I will start by saying I've lived hear for about 5 years and it is a new house with poured concrete walls.

I have a sump pump and it is working away...I should add that when the hose was built, "French drains" I think they call were laid, outside walls were tarred and foamed, etc. etc...

I should premise this by saying we've had unusual amounts of snow/rain this winter, but the walls have been perfectly dry up till now.

I've attached a "few" pictures to help visualize.

I am freaking out...I don't assume there is a "easy" fix. Meaning I have to wait till spring, dig out the entire foundation, etc. etc. etc....

Any calming emails, help, wisdom, thoughts, prayers, etc would be helpful.


toofast 03-11-2011 11:04 AM

Basement Walls - weeping help
 
4 Attachment(s)

I will start by saying I've lived hear for about 5 years and it is a new house with poured concrete walls.

I have a sump pump and it is working away...I should add that when the hose was built, "French drains" I think they call were laid, outside walls were tarred and foamed, etc. etc...

I should premise this by saying we've had unusual amounts of snow/rain this winter, but the walls have been perfectly dry up till now.

I've attached a "few" pictures to help visualize.

I am freaking out...I don't assume there is a "easy" fix. Meaning I have to wait till spring, dig out the entire foundation, etc. etc. etc....

Any calming emails, help, wisdom, thoughts, prayers, etc would be helpful.


toofast 03-11-2011 11:04 AM

Basement Walls - weeping help
 
4 Attachment(s)

I will start by saying I've lived hear for about 5 years and it is a new house with poured concrete walls.

I have a sump pump and it is working away...I should add that when the hose was built, "French drains" I think they call were laid, outside walls were tarred and foamed, etc. etc...

I should premise this by saying we've had unusual amounts of snow/rain this winter, but the walls have been perfectly dry up till now.

I've attached a "few" pictures to help visualize.

I am freaking out...I don't assume there is a "easy" fix. Meaning I have to wait till spring, dig out the entire foundation, etc. etc. etc....

Any calming emails, help, wisdom, thoughts, prayers, etc would be helpful.


toofast 03-11-2011 11:04 AM

Basement Walls - weeping help
 
4 Attachment(s)

I will start by saying I've lived hear for about 5 years and it is a new house with poured concrete walls.

I have a sump pump and it is working away...I should add that when the hose was built, "French drains" I think they call were laid, outside walls were tarred and foamed, etc. etc...

I should premise this by saying we've had unusual amounts of snow/rain this winter, but the walls have been perfectly dry up till now.

I've attached a "few" pictures to help visualize.

I am freaking out...I don't assume there is a "easy" fix. Meaning I have to wait till spring, dig out the entire foundation, etc. etc. etc....

Any calming emails, help, wisdom, thoughts, prayers, etc would be helpful.


toofast 03-13-2011 04:51 PM

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Well, I feel kinda dumb.

I never realized how the landscappers messed up. They built the bed about 4 inches above the sill on the glass blocks. You can see the old "line" in the pictures.

So I figured better fix this the right way. I dug about 2 ft down, laid a bed of gravel and then placed the window retaining wall (not sure what they are called) far away from the sill.

I will back fill it with gravel eventually, but I want to let it dry and then see if I can see the crack and get some caulk in there.

I am feeling better.

However, the rest of my windows have the same issue. This one is not leaking yet, but it is only a matter of time...so that will be "fixed" as well.

Thanks to all for pointing me in the right directions.


toofast 03-13-2011 04:51 PM

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Well, I feel kinda dumb.

I never realized how the landscappers messed up. They built the bed about 4 inches above the sill on the glass blocks. You can see the old "line" in the pictures.

So I figured better fix this the right way. I dug about 2 ft down, laid a bed of gravel and then placed the window retaining wall (not sure what they are called) far away from the sill.

I will back fill it with gravel eventually, but I want to let it dry and then see if I can see the crack and get some caulk in there.

I am feeling better.

However, the rest of my windows have the same issue. This one is not leaking yet, but it is only a matter of time...so that will be "fixed" as well.

Thanks to all for pointing me in the right directions.


toofast 03-13-2011 04:51 PM

3 Attachment(s)

Well, I feel kinda dumb.

I never realized how the landscappers messed up. They built the bed about 4 inches above the sill on the glass blocks. You can see the old "line" in the pictures.

So I figured better fix this the right way. I dug about 2 ft down, laid a bed of gravel and then placed the window retaining wall (not sure what they are called) far away from the sill.

I will back fill it with gravel eventually, but I want to let it dry and then see if I can see the crack and get some caulk in there.

I am feeling better.

However, the rest of my windows have the same issue. This one is not leaking yet, but it is only a matter of time...so that will be "fixed" as well.

Thanks to all for pointing me in the right directions.



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