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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #21
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #22
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In all seriousness, I owned a house that was supposedly prone to lots of basement leaks. The previous owners had a "B-dry" setup installed, but I think it is fairly $$$, but don't know for sure.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #23
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Dig it up.

Everything else is a temporary or bullshit fix.

Plant grass where the patio is untill you can replace it.
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I saw a guy repair some cracks in a buddys basement. He V'd out the the crack but it was done so that the smallest part of the V was on the inside and the it got wider towards the outside.

He then packed it with hydraulic cement and put some cotton( I think) rope in the smallest part of the V, so it was flush with the wall or set in slightly, and ran it down the crack to the bottom of the wall and through the wall where he had drilled a hole through. That was to wick any moisture away that might make it through the hydraulic cement and down to the outside.

After the cement setup or as is was setting up he spread some urethane sealer, just like the stuff we use at work to seal up body seams. It came in a big caulk type tube and It was spread about 2 inches on either side of the crack and was about 1/2 thick. This was to seal it all up.


They give a lifetime warranty on this type of repair I believe.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #25
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1st off if your home is only 7-10 years old contact the bulider. Most wall companies warranty the wall for 10 years. I used to do poured walls for a long time. Everyone telling you to dig it up are wrong. Thats way to expensive and not that good of a fix. If you cannot get it done under warrenty. Contact watchdog or water tite. They both do great job. The v ed out method works well but does not stop the water from entering the basement. This just redirects the water to the drain tile. Epoxy is the best method. Not only does it stop the water it also makes the wall structerly sound . The epoxy is as strong if not stronger than the concrete itself. If you need anymore help you can pm me . Buy the way how is the bulider of the home? I maybe able to help out if its a bulider we worked for .
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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #26
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The builder was Lochirco, which I believe went under or at least changed names. I will check with a couple neighbors to see if they know who poured the basements, it's worth at least checking out. I will call one if not both of the companies you listed regardless. I appreciate the info. We've been in the home for a year now, overall I'm very happy with the home. If I would have bought the home at the original price, I would have been pissed about some of the typical builder grade crap (hollow core doors..faucets..etc.), but what do you expect for $300k?

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1st off if your home is only 7-10 years old contact the bulider. Most wall companies warranty the wall for 10 years. I used to do poured walls for a long time. Everyone telling you to dig it up are wrong. Thats way to expensive and not that good of a fix. If you cannot get it done under warrenty. Contact watchdog or water tite. They both do great job. The v ed out method works well but does not stop the water from entering the basement. This just redirects the water to the drain tile. Epoxy is the best method. Not only does it stop the water it also makes the wall structerly sound . The epoxy is as strong if not stronger than the concrete itself. If you need anymore help you can pm me . Buy the way how is the bulider of the home? I maybe able to help out if its a bulider we worked for .
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, but what do you expect for $300k?
At least a reach around.
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