What are possible reasons that a basement would flood after snow melts?
January 30, 2014 11:47 PM Subscribe
What are the potential reasons you'd get water seeping into a basement after melting snow, but not after hard rains? Assume floors and carpets are drenched and soggy after a big snow melts, with water evident beneath linoleum, but there is not actual standing water.
Would this be proof of a foundation crack?
Also assume soil/earth outside the home is of a somewhat nonabsorbent quality, so that there are standing pools in the yard after each rain. Does this affect the diagnosis?
posted by third rail to Home & Garden (7 answers total)