I recently found this forum - I’ve been looking for expert advice on basement waterproofing and I think I found the right place.
I live in a 1950s home (4 years in the home) that gets some seepage through concrete blocks in the basement after moderate rain. This happens in one two walls in my basement (north and west side). This wasn’t fully disclosed when we bought the house. When it rains heavily, the basement will flood like when we got ~12 inches of rain in a few days after Katrina and Lee.
I’m tired of water coming in. I’m worried about leaving home for vacation - part of our basement is finished.
About 2 years ago, we got a few inside drain companies to come by and give estimates. I wanted to fix the problem on the outside and still do (and it looks like that is consistent with this forum).
We live in the middle of a hill - water flows towards us from many houses. The soil in my yard is excellent (high organic material) and has good drainage. The soil near the foundation is very sandy and I know that needs to be one of the things that needs to be addressed.
I can get a interNACHI inspector to come check it out if that is what is recommended. However, are there any recommended waterproofing companies that service Central PA? Any other recommendations?