Posted by Gary Swart on May 16, 2002 at 11:55:04:
In response to Re: DRAINAGE PROBLEM
: Recently I installed a new water line from the meter to the basement. The old water line was leaking
: according to the water company report. The old line was removed from the meter and disconnected
: inside the house. Last week severe storms hit my area. I had 100 gallons of water an hour coming into
: the basement through the abandoned water line. This lasted for about 32 hours even though the rain only
: lasted several hours. Two weeks after this storm I still have a lot of water seeping into the basement and
: every time it rains, gallons of water comes in through the abandoned water line. I put a valve on this line
: and have a hose into the sewer drain. I have checked my gutters and downspouts and they are OK.
: I have not had a problem with water in my basement before.Everyone tells me that it is gound water.
: I had the water company check and they said that the existing line is not leaking. Please Help. Thanks.

If I seal the the old water line will there be too much pressure on
the foundation wall? The wall has a slight bow in
it already.

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