Slow basement seepage towards boilers, solutions?
December 23, 2013 7:58 PM Subscribe
Aaahhh, the Northeast. With melting snow and rainfall, our basement has a slow leak, maybe two to three inches deep at the worst. It has reached under one of the boilers, barely a half inch at that point, and we are trying to figure out if/when to panic.
posted by lillygog to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
The water is only on the boiler supports -- the boiler itself is raised about two inches off the floor. We will consult and HVAC professional and have the damn basement resealed as sooner as we can, but in the meantime (a) will a shop vac be enough for two inches of water over an area of about 12 x 12 feet? And (b) will even a small amont of water ruin a boiler? Seems like half the basements in the Northeast routinely take on water, so how fragile are boilers?