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Question DetailsAsked on 2/6/2016

water is seeping up through cracks in my basement floor and around the foundation, who should I contact

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Professionally, a Civil/Geotechnical engineer - not an Angies List category.

For a contractor - though having one advise you on the cause and cure runs the risk of them selling you their service/product whether or not it is the most appropriate for your case, would be Basement waterproofing in Search the List.

You can find a ton of prior questions and responses in the Home > Basement Waterproofing link in Browse Projects, at lower left - including a number with checklists of things you can do to control the water BEFORE it gets to your basement - in probably 80% or more of cases that alone can eliminate the problem. Of course, if your basement is below the water table, then total waterproofing and/or exterior/interior drainage system is generally your only solution unless you are up to (and are allowed to) do a major groundwater interception landscaping job.

Basically speaking, the more you can do OUTSIDE the foundation to cure it the better - because water elimination systems are more effective generally and basically a more "positive" way to handle the issue than trying to stop it after it has already penetrated the building envelope.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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The answer above is the correct one. If you need help locating a professional engineer in your state contact info@pierengineers.com. They helped us tremendously in our particular situation.

Answered 3 years ago by AverageJoe7886




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