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Re: Have leak in house, need to patch exterior wall
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Just looked today, the pavement slopes in the direction that the car is facing, away from the house towards the street. However it doesn't look like there is much of a slope side ways from the house towards the car. I'm not sure if the exterior wall is exactly at the same level as the inside where it gets wet but its just about the same level and the interior side of that wall is where the problem lies.

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The concrete driveway is probably backpitched towards the house. Is the moist wall/floor on the same level as that row of bricks in the photo?

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I'm not sure how it slopes, I'll have to check tomorrow. Are you a contractor? If so let me know if you can come for an estimate/inspection. Thanks

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Hard to say, but my first inclination is to "look up".
Are downspouts and gutters eaves and such taking water from the roof and getting it away from the house?
Often times this is the problem more so than where the water is actually entering at.

Next, does the cement the car is parked on slope towards or away from the house? If it slopes towards, this needs to be dealt with. Again it is usually more important to get the water away from the house than to try and "seal" the house.

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Hi all, I have some water coming into the house. It not flooding, but the edge of the wall inside is very moist and the old wood floors are soft and rotting on the very edge close to the wall. This is happening on the ground level of my 100 year old house. Below is a picture of the exterior of the wall where I think the water is coming in through. As you can see, there are brick lining the wall. Any suggestions on what to do/use to fix this problem? Thanks for your help! Photobucket

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