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"Trench warfare" vs. water in basement?

Before we bought our house, our home inspector suggested a solution to a minor water issue in the basement. I'm considering his solution and others, and welcome knowledgeable opinions. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Apr 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Advice on water damage, flood, cleanup and insurance.

Our finished basement flooded thanks to a backed up sink and the iron filter discharge running. As far as we've been able to discern, our insurance does cover this. We've had a cleanup crew sent out by the insurance company. However, I've got some concerns on how it's being handled, specifically that not enough and not enough of the right work is being done. [more inside]
posted by LANA! on Dec 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Help With The Creeping Seep

Hi all. I'm a relatively new homeowner in Brooklyn, NY. A creeping seep is attempting to devour our basement. It started two weeks ago, and seeps whether wet or dry. The plumbing has already been investigated. What to do next? [more inside]
posted by drapatz on Oct 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Sump pump backup recommendations?

Yesterday's unprecedented rain event + power outage left a lot of folks in Toronto with flooded basements. We were home to bail out our sump but I'd like the piece of mind of knowing we have a reliable backup system. Amazon has a highly rated water powered unit called the Basepump RB 750, so I'm leaning towards that kind of system but would appreciate input from anyone here. The battery powered unit would be much easier to install but I'm wondering how reliable people have found them to be over time. Would it just be a matter of replacing the battery every 5 years or so, like in a car? . [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jul 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Odd basement drainage feature?

We're thinking about making an offer on a house. However, it has an odd feature in the basement that may be related to drainage. Can anyone tell us what this might do or what could be behind the wall? Picture here - it's the 4" bumpout in the back left corner. [more inside]
posted by WowLookStars on Sep 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Water, Water Everywhere And Not A Drop To Drink

After having drainage and a sump pump installed in our basement, we’ve noticed an unusually large amount of groundwater being pumped out into the connecting dry well. We’d like to determine the source of this water, but, as usual, there are some unusual details…. [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Mystery leak in the basement

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? [more inside]
posted by violettie3 on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 answers

wet vac

What do I need to know about wetvacs before I buy one? [more inside]
posted by jenfu on Jun 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Here comes the rain

My basement is currently flooding. Anything I can do before it stops raining? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Basement water source mystery

How is water getting into my basement? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Oct 18, 2009 - 14 answers

The incredible seeping floor

Seeping (almost weeping) water from the floor in my basement suites bathroom. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by edmcbride on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Stop dihydrogen monoxide infiltration

Seeking advice on how top water seepage in basement [more inside]
posted by bluefrog on Aug 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Preventing mold in a fieldstone basement

Our 100+ year old house has a fieldstone basement with no mortar between the stones. Water doesn't flood or drip in, but the walls are always a little damp. Black mold is beginning to grow down there, and we'd like to stop it. [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on Nov 4, 2005 - 15 answers

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