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Author Topic: Interior water control system  (Read 9177 times)
Jamie
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« on: February 20, 2006, 09:09:20 PM »

      About six months ago I had a local contractor install an I.W.C.S. in my basement. He came in Jack hammered out the floor around the perimeter of the interior walls as well as down the center of the basement. He dug down about 8 inches from the top of the basement floor, layed down 4 inch tile. He then installed and connected all the lines to a new Sump pit. He laid down about 2 inchs of coarse gravel above the top of the tile. He then poured the concrete to finish the floor. The concrete is about 1 inch thick.
       Recently I noticed a lot of efferessence along the edge of the old conrete where the new concrete meets it. I was preparing to paint the basement floor, and after cleaning up the efferessence I noticed the edges of the old concrete are damp where the new concrete meets it.

Q: Why would moisture be wicking up between the two concrete's?

        I called the contractor back and he said he will fix it by sealing it with interior Thompsons Water Sealer.

Q: Will this solve the problem?

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Rod Johnson
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 01:25:03 PM »

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This conversation was continued through direct emails, I will be transfering them to the forums whan I have abit more time.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 08:10:33 PM »

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This conversation was continued through direct emails, I will be transfering them to the forums whan I have abit more time.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 08:12:12 PM »

Rod,  Thinking of putting in an interior drainage system.  Interested in this converstaion.

Thanks
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Rod Johnson
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 11:35:56 PM »

Sure, what can I do for you?
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 02:54:39 PM »

I am new to your site.  Thank you for the opportunity.

The problem described by Jamie  on 2/20/2006 is shared by my basement.  Where the new and old concrete meet is where I find some moisture.  My interior drain tile system was installed three weeks ago.  In the same area of the basement where I had previously had water coming up throught the slab, the new concrete took the longest to dry.  And as with Jamie, there is slight moisture where the new and old concrete meet.

Is this of concern?  Is it possible that the old concrete is wicking the water from the new concrete?

Hoping this will not be a problem once new concrete completely dries.

Any suggestions would be of great help.
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