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Old 08-11-2008, 12:23 PM  
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I've lived in this house for thirteen years and all of a sudden it looks like i have water wicking up around one of my support posts in the basement, theres been very little rain and no evidence of water anywhere else

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:15 PM  
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Welcome Tester:
Do you know that no house drains go under the floor? A line could have been broken by settling; even your water supply line.
Other than those two things we would have to consider a natrual spring. We never know where they will show up or where they come from; it often takes years for water to find a new path undergroundl
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:13 AM  
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You guessed right, I did some more looking and I have a drain line that comes down and crosses the floor close to where the post is. There are no natural springs here so I'm guessing I have a leaky or broke drain line. All water supply is in ceiling. Thanks
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