Basement Systems Help Forum  

Go Back   Basement Systems Help Forum > Basement Systems Help Forum > About Basement Systems
Basement Systems Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2005, 09:38 PM
ann ann is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ma
Posts: 2
Default footings

My basement floor is about 1inch below the top of the footing. The water leaks between the footing and the wall. It's been suggested that I install a perimeter drain and cut off an angle piece of the footing to make the water go into the drain. I'm a little concerned about cutting the footing. Any comments? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Contact Basement Systems
  #2  
Old 02-18-2005, 08:58 AM
Mark Mark is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: CT
Posts: 121
Default

The leak is coming in from a very common location. Your situation is a little unusual but not totally uncommon. There are definetly ways to fix this situation without cutting the footing. If an interior drain system is installed you can install some type of vapor barrier or waterproof flashing down the wall over the footing and down into the drain system. We have a variety of products that can be used in this situation. Give us a call at 1-800-541-0487 to find a Basement Systems dealer in your area.

Thanks
Basement Systems Inc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-19-2005, 12:33 AM
ann ann is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ma
Posts: 2
Default footings

Interesting response. It is Basement Systems that wants to cut the footing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2005, 09:26 AM
Mark Mark is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: CT
Posts: 121
Default

I dont know who recommended cutting the footing. The person asking the original question would know which contractor did so. We have only stated there are alternatives to cutting it.

Thanks
Basement Systems Inc.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 PM.


 
Basement Waterproofing | Wet Basement | Crawl Space | Foundation Repair | Basement Finishing
About Basement Systems | Privacy Statement | Site Map | Press Center | Learning Center | Free Estimate
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.