High water table / Discussions

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...water table is high (12-18 inches below the slab). The cause of the flood was undetermined, but I suspect that a rising water table overwhelmed the 1950's era d...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How can I solve a moisture problem in attic from 1941 home?

...high water table at 18 inches!!! It is definately a part of my stacking and moisture problem so I will be installing a moisture barrier in the crawl space this ...

Posted by Rachel Katz June 8, 2019, 4:06 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 0 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...table about it I imagine :-) While it is working, if there is a lot of moisture its possible your home is sitting on ground with a pretty high water table, wh...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...water is a sensible idea if you have a high-water table or regular water infiltration into your basement. If 7 of your 12 contractors recommend removing the s...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...highwater tables and if you are building on or near a floodplain . A slab would for sure be the safest route, since crawlspaces also invite the same risks of wa...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...water it can handle below it. Has there been flooding before or do you have a high water table? And will you be putting in a sump pump? That’ always a really go...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...high water table, soil with lower compressive strength or expansive soil (like we had in where the Wakefield demo house is), it can often come out cheaper (read...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses