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Question DetailsAsked on 10/21/2011

There is water in my basement. How do I identify the source?

It is not the water heater and this is a floating floor. The water seems to show up every few days but it may also be weeks in between.

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first of all did you seal the slab in the basement. If that was not done that is what you need to do first otherwise you will never be able to find the sourse of the water and you could say goodby to your floor

Raymond gonzalez

koolray heating and air

clarksville tn

931 444-9778

Answered 8 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez


Make sure all water is off in the house (no water is being used), go out to the water meter and look at it to see if there is any movement. (if unsure of where your water meter is, call your water dept.)
or if you are on a well system then look at the pressure gauge either at the well pump or in the house if that is where your pressure tank is to see if the pressure drops after 10 - 20 minutes.(with no water usage)
If there is no movement on the water meter or any pressure drop, then that would indicate that you do not have a water leak in your clean water pipes. So then you could asume that it is ground water and should consider talking to a contractor that specializes in foundations ( for water proofing and/or drainage issues.

Answered 8 years ago by leakdetective

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