I bought my first house with a walkout basement. Water leaks on one wall after a heavy 3”+ rain. A poured foundation wall stops about 10’ short and they framed a wall the rest of the way to the back corner. They did not seal the gap between the 2x6 stud and the poured cement wall. Water seems to build up behind the brick on the outside and comes in about 2’ off the floor. I had to drill a couple “relief holes” in the brick wall at ground level to allow the water to escape (it flowed out in a good stream).
What’s the best way to seal the gap between the wood stud and the poured concrete wall? I only have access from inside.
Since the last water leak, I ordered some brick sealant from a waterproofing supplier.
Previous to the last leak I had someone dig out and remove the clay/dirt to the footer for that 10’ section then filled the trench to the top with gravel. I’m at a loss as to how so much water was accumulating behind the bricks. The bricks start 12-18” below grade and go up about 3’ above grade. Then crappy vinyl siding.
I tried uploading a pic but can’t since I’m a new users. TIA