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Need help desperately - don't know where to start to find help - basement floor has risen about 1 1/2 inches and is buckling.
 
Posts: 1 | Registered: Jul 25, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In all probabilty you have a moisture issue. Has there been standing water or been flooded? Until you get that resolved any surface material that you try to use there will not work. Perimeter drains, moisture barrier, exterior french drains are just a few remedies. You need to have someone in the buisness look at it and give suggestions for a remedy.
 
Posts: 728 | Location: Applachain | Registered: Feb 13, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I agree with Red. A sump pump might help by lowering the water table below your slab.

Do you know if you have footer drains around your foundation? If you do, do you know where they flow to daylight? Could they be blocked and are holding water? Does your lot slope away from the house or is your basement fully in ground? If it is fully in ground the drains would need to go into a sump pump to be pumped away from the house. What is the age of your house?

We can only speculate, you really need an expert on site to evaluate your problem and offer solutions. To get an unbiased opinion you might want to contact an engineer to do an evaluation. If you bring in a basement waterproofing contractor his solutions will all include what services he offers and not necessarily the best, right or least expensive fix.


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