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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2017

basement leaking where they drilled holes for termites

we have a new modular home on basement and it is leaking where the holes are from the termite inspection and also leaking around the sewer line from the out side.because the plumbers have been stalling for months to put the septic system in

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Answered 3 years ago by Member Services


The termite holes (though why they drilled through foundation I can't figure - usually dig down along foundation from outside) should have been sealed wtih non-shrink grout.

The pipe penetration should have been sealed from the outside with bitumastic sealant.

Both types are sometimes sealed with expanding foam-in-a-can - though termites will go right through that and commonly seem to prefer that to wood for tunnelling through, so not a good idea in termite country.

Call the termite guys back to fill the holes properly atno charge to you - and get the plumbers to seal their leak from the outside also at no charge to you, because both are sloppy workmanship.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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