Water table / Discussions

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...water table and the engineer wanted the footings on undisturbed soil. So I basically need to pour my basement wall 18 inches higher then plan then fill the insi...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

...water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carpeting. We don't plan to put carpeting back in but...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

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

Can I reclaim old triple slider windows?

...table saw (to replace the leaky plastic ones), and then make some thermal shutters out of EPS foam, and achive better results than buying all new windows for a ...

Posted by Keanan Toews Jan. 20, 2019, 1:01 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...water droplets from under my crawl space vapor barrier? Water is acculating on the dirt side of the vapor barrier. If I crawlspace has water droplets forming ...

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

How do I waterproof a foundation from the inside?

...water damage and flooding Bulk water directed towards your foundation will also raise the water table, so it's not a great surprise that it will find its way ...

Posted by Kurt Brenner Nov. 14, 2017, 9:47 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...water 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 water ...

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

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 my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...water table I would suggest a raft slab that has no footing and spreads the weight evenly over the whole surface , so you don’t need to dig as deep. That way yo...

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...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 more...

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