Originally Posted by mudmixer
Do the "weeping tiles", what ever they are lead to a sump/sump pump or drain to daylight? I assume these tiles are exterior and at the level of the bottom of the footing.
You can check the effectiveness of the tile installation by observing the discharge.
A water proof barrier is really just a band-aid and there always weak points, especially at joints or edges.
Where does the water show up inside? - At a crack or intrusion in the wall or at the floor/wall joint? This may not be the source of the real leak.
Doing 3 exterior walls is always a walls a questionable solution considering that water can follow footing, etc. horizontally to a point of entry.
The quickie hose waterproofing test is usually gimmick used to sell a short term solution.
Thanks for the reply. The weeping tile drains to the storm sewer, and that is correct - they are exterior, right at the footing.
What should I look for when observing discharge?
The water shows up just above the floor joint, on the cement block. In one spot, we even noticed some dampness on the floor near the wall under a layer of old leveling concrete that we pryed up.
As for doing the three walls, we were very confident that the back wall didn't need to be done, because there have not been any leaks, and the property slopes nicely downward towards the street. All of the leaks were towards the front of the house, and on the sides near the front.
How come the hose test is a gimmick? Doesn't it naturally mimic heavy rainfall?