View Full Version : Determining Cause Of Water Damage - Seepage Or Backup Of Drain
09-22-2006, 09:53 AM
Is There Any Way To Determine Whether Water Which Entered A Basement During Heavy Rains Was From Backup Of A Interior Foundation Drain (subsoil Drain) Or From Seepage Through Walls Or Floors. What Type Of Expert Could Determine This?
09-22-2006, 10:09 AM
Usually on a sewer back up it involves several inches or even several feet of water in the basement. Was the water where the floor meets the basement wall or around the drain itself?
When you use words like seepage thats usually due to a high water table or rain water itself. How much rain fell when the damage occured? How long have you lived there and has it happened before?
09-22-2006, 12:17 PM
My floor doesnt meet the basement wall. There is about a 1 1/2 inch gap between the foundation and the cinderblock wall and the drain (gravity driven) is in (under?) that space around the 4 walls of the basement. The water rose from within that opening where the drain is. I guess there was several inches of rain over a 2 day period at that time. I am not connected to public water or sewer.
10-03-2006, 02:19 PM
Are there drains in the floor? Some foundations did not have drains original construction. Is there a sump present? You need to fix the end result of discharge if it exists. Any system is dependant on the end result. Look under contractors to find a contractor in your area to visually inspect home.
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