More on my basement issue aka sealing an asphalt driveway
Ok so I've had a few issues with water coming into my basement with the crazy amount of heavy rain we've had here in CT this month. One side of the house had a crack in the basement wall. I ripped out the drywall and had Basement Systems come and seal the crack using their Flexispan method. I then bought some flexible downspout extensions to let the water flow further from the house. I also did a bit of regrading and will do more once the ground thaws. We got over 3/4" of rain in a matter of a couple of hours this morning and I'm happy to report that side of the basement was bone dry. Very pleased with the work they did.
Now, the other side of the basement the foundation runs right along the driveway. There may be a crack in that wall as well but unfortunately there is baseboard heating with a copper pipe on that side and the Basement systems method required jackhammering the floor so that would be a big undertaking. Looking outside, it looks like the spot where the water is coming in has been patched and may need to be re-patched(it looks worn a bit and is flat as opposed to sloping slightly away from the foundation). I bought another downspout extension to divert the nearby downspouts water from this area but with the heavy rain we had today that wasn't enough and my carpet got a little damp (nothing major, I sucked up not even half a gallon of water and it's now totally dry almost).
so my question, any recommendations on sealing this? I think sealing that area of the driveway is my only reasonable option since I can't jackhammer the driveway to dig down and can't really remove the baseboard heating and piping. A buddy of mine recommended roofing tar and building a slope up in the spot as roofing tar works well for waterproofing. Does that sound about right? I'm about 90% of the way to having my water issues totally fixed so hopefully this final 10% isn't too bad!
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Last edited by Cardiff Giant11; 03-05-08 at 05:47 PM.