4 months ago
Last edited at 1:10PM on 11/14/2013
I dug my foundation and found where I wanted it sat on an underground springhead. I ran a pvc pipe to the stream and dried it out. So I thought. When it rains really hard the spring rises and concrete floor gets saturated but not full of water. I agree with all of your first 3 replies. Mine is an easy fix. I'm laying slate tile after I waterproof the concrete, then sealcoating the entire floor. I wish you the best.
4 months ago
Last edited at 1:18PM on 11/14/2013
A professional plumber can find the cause of water in your basement. It's a fairly simple method of elimination to determine if it is an internal pipe leak or if it is from a natural source like an underground spring. He will turn off all water use stations including the water heater then monitor the water meter to determine if the leak is in the plumbing of the home. If it is he can correct the problem. If it is external then he will be able to advise you of your options based on his experience.
In many cases when outside water is coming into the basement, you'll need to call out a plumber. There are two solutions, both are fairly extensive. 1) They can excavate the outside of the foundation around your home and install a waterproofing membrane to the foundation, then a drain system at the bottom, cover it with stones, and drain the water away from the home. or... 2) The second solution is to jackhammer out around the perimeter of your basement floor and put the drain system inside the basement, and connect it to a sump-pump, and pump the water out.
Water in the basement is a serious issue you need to address as quickly as you can, or mold, mildew and other moisture related problems can occur.