Mystery leak in the basement
June 25, 2010 9:41 PM Subscribe
Where did the mystery water come from? There were huge storms in the Twin Cities tonight. We returned home to find a puddle of water surrounding the furnace, which is located in the middle of the basement. There is no evidence of any water near the walls, or any leak from above. Where could this water have come from?
posted by violettie3 to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our home is about 60 years old, but we are new homeowners. There was no evidence of water damage in the basement prior to this storm. The puddle is about 4 feet by 2 feet and is not more than 1/4 inch deep. It looks like where the puddle is is the lowest point of the basement, but there is no evidence of water coming from any other point. The basement is unfinished, so it seems like we would be able to see where it's coming from. So, what could be the cause, and what can be done about it?