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Basement Flood - Waterproofing experts?

Basement Flood - Waterproofing experts?

Basement Flood - Waterproofing experts?

After dewatering 4" of water we found the source of the flood.  There is a crack in the basement slab around the permeter or a depressed area ( about 2' x 2' x 6" deep).  This depressed slab has I believe contains 3 capped sewer pipes.  The water is coming in this area because of a high water table and hydrostatic pressure below the slab.  This is the lowest area of the basement.  I  want to seal this area but am concerned that may worsen the problem.  Right now I bought a sump pump to keep the basement dry.  Are there any experts out there that have solutions to this problem?

RE: Basement Flood - Waterproofing experts?

Water goes where water wants.  (sorry Jimbo)

The best way to deal with the problem of water infiltration in an existing basement with a high water table is to install a low point sump pump with an auto trip and then retro fit the footing with a parameter drain.  (Makeing sure that the holes are down.)

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