… Q) i only leak/seep (get water in the basement!) on longer, heavier rains.
A’s-- Well, they likely have an exterior crack in basement wall and when the crack is a horizontal crack DOWN LOW (as in photo) then it takes more water, a longer heavier rain to get DOWN there where it then goes THROUGH the exterior horizontal crack and comes out inside the basement, at-along the very bottom of the basement floor/wall
See the horizontal crack down low, huh? This lady already paid/had B Dry install an interior system and sump pump, is out thousands $$$ beeeeeeeeecause, NO interior system and sump pmp repairs/waterproofs any exterior crack or other exterior openings.
Another possibility can be, the homeowner has a small thin haircrack crack and again, it often (not always!) takes more water/rain to go through small hairline cracks and other small exterior openings
And sometimes it’s not so much the size of the exterior crack, as there may be UNDERGROUND TREE ROOTS that soak up x-amount of water that would otherwise enter/pass through the cracks…
Roots soak up x-amount of water, eh…
Here, the underground ROOT ‘caused’ the exterior cracks which THEN allowed water to enter the basement…
And still others may not leak as often and only on longer rains because they have concrete on the exterior, where they have an exterior crack(s) in wall, like this…
Drive-side, first 6 or so photos…
SELLER did NOT disclose, buyer gets screwed again. Seller also TARRED along edge of driveway and house, loool
Here, 3 corners leaked…1 corner was drive–side corner, concrete so this corner did not leak as OFTEN as the other 2, got that???
So that’s SOME of the reasons why ya’s leak on longer, heavier rains, spring thaws.
Q----- Markie Mark, i only leak at–near a corner… why?
A) Most often (not always) the homeowner has an exterior CORNER crack or other exterior opening(s) that allows water to enter, see photo (or last link of several exterior corner cracks)
Photo’s of exterior corner cracks and other gaps/openings…
The SELLER raised and slope the soil away AND put on a longer downspout extension and somebody put down some plastic, just underneath grade level. Did all that fix the actual problems? Loool hardly, come on!
Here HO leaked at near corner, poured wall, crack and some rod holes were WHY!!
Don’t believe the many MYTHS folks, one being you have a poor grade and just add soil and slope the soil away from your house, NONSENSE, incompetent crrrrap. Shhesh, eyeball the GRADE here at this house, wake up.
Grade was RAISED and sloped away here, did that stop the water from entering? Nope!
Seller screwed up again, whether they were told to do this crap by Haege or a home inspector or on their own, dumb!
Sometimes a homeowner has gaps/openings where a gas line (or other service line) enters the basement wall…
Some homeowners will leak at-near a corner because of something like this, deteriorated, disintegrated blocks… NO inside basement system and 69 sumps pumps repairs/seal this either!
These are some of the reasons MOST leak/seep at-near a corner, won’t get into all the dang reasons now eh.
Q-- Yoooooooooo Uncle Mark, we only get water in our basement on WIND BLOWN rains, NOT on spring thaws, what’s the deal?
A More often than not, a homeowner will have 1++ openings ABOVE grade, above ground level, that allows water to enter their basement such as poorly installed FIRST floor windows, basement windows, openings around/above, under, basement windows, open-cracked bricks or mortar joints and where a service line enters the house that’s needs caulking and openings around, under, any DOORS, and so on…
-Caulking need or replacement of basement window
-Tuckpointing need, you best believe water can enter above a wall, yes indeedy
-See wood, just under siding and just above basement wall, huh? Patio was installed too…HIGH!!! looool
Rest of that home’s photos, duh pavers etc…
Q-- Hey Uncle BUBBA, eh, we already had/paid for exterior waterproofing and it still leaks!
Well, most likely whoever you hired did one stinking lousy incompetent job, like this…no hydraulic cement used in/over the crack and they backfilled with the SAME shtty clay soil!!! FIRST 7 or so photo’s…
OR, whoever you hired and when you were at work and they were doing the job, did something like this(photo)…only dug it down 6"–12", looool rip offs, shtt like this.
Previous attempt of exterior waterproofing. They backfilled with the same clay (mistake, hello!) and incompetently thought vertical drain tiles filled with a little gravel would be enough, duh, this crap doesn’t ‘LAST’ !!
ORR, or, or, or… sometimes the dummies homeowners hire did NOT identify/determine the ACTUAL problem where the stupid water is still entering. This means, they automatically thought and told YOU, the basement wall needed to be waterproofed BUTT, that was NOT true and, the reason, the place the was is still entering is… above ground, as mentioned before! Like openings in, around basement windows, doors, cracked mortar joints etc etc and so, waterproofing the WALL did not fix/seal the homeowner actual problem which were openings ABOVE the wall!!! Now they have your $$$$ and YOU still leak. All because they are either CROOKS or just plain old incompetent sob’s!!!
A former home inspector here of 20 years, apparently. Now does a radio home improvement show and am sure he’s trying to help but is absolutely WRONG where he states/claims (near end of article), “Following these simple guidelines will solve 99% of wet basement blues”. (his grading etc guidelines) In my honest EXPERIENCED hands-on opinion, he, and any other HI etc, is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off! It’s an incompetent statement.
Grade? looolol!!! Go back and CLOSELY look at some of the previously posted links/photos of prior attempts of raising and sloping the dang grade!!!
Grading? Reallly? FIRST 12 photos here, what’s duh grade look like TA you?
So umm duh, was the homeowners problem the GRADE etc OR, a hairline crack in the basement wall that allowed water in his basement where the crack was!!! Coime on!
99% of all leaky, wet basement can SUPPOSEDLY be SOLVED by playing with the grade, longer downspout ext’s etc, really?
The SELLER here, was told their leaky, wet basement blues was supposedly because/due to, improper slope of driveway slabs and so, the seller paid 6,000 for a NEW DRIVEWAY so that, looooool, the new slabs would be SLOPED AWAY!@!@###@!!
Please man, knock off the BS, the MYTHS on this subject BECAUSE, all YOU are doing is screwing over buyers, sellers, homeowners!
Oh and ummm duhhh, will not ever apologize again for long, sometimes poorly worded/phrased posts, u kidding? looolllll If some really want to know WHY most basements leak then, it is NOT easily answered in a few g dang paragraphs, moronzz!!
Rainbow/Ritchie and duh crew… The Gates of Babylon … “You can SEE but your blind, SOMEONE turned the SUN around!”