Originally Posted by genaccmiller
Mold depending on the species can be a VERY serious health concern for you and your family. Your current contractor suggestions of simple sealing the basement walls. Before continuing with the project. Is a HuGE red flag. That they may NOT be qualified to perform this type of repair.
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@k in the yellow pages and find a reputable company that only specializes in resolving foundation and wet basement concerns. In particular, mold testing and proper cleanup. Investigative knowledge and expertise into the cause and a solution to the water entering your basement foundation. Including repairing your foundation.
From your pictures. There are clearly cracks in your foundation. This is caused by water entering the foundation. These cracks if not repaired will continue to damage your foundation.
Been trying to follow your build. There has been a little discussion and pictures regarding the hole in the floor of your basement. In other threads. This is generally where the builder would have created a drain field with pipes around the outside perimeter of your house. These special pipes are usually perforated and are completely covered with a mesh type screen. Then the pipes are back filled and covered with gravel. They may put additional mesh screen on before filling in with dirt. These perforated pipes collect any water that accumulated around your foundation. This drain field controls the water table from damaging your foundation and by NOT allowing water to enter your basement.
The builder will generally connect this drain field to a series of piping inside of the basement floor Generally there will be a hole in your basement floor that the piping will empty into and then a sump pump will pump the water out. From your posts in other threads. You seem to have a hole in your basement floor. With no piping or a sump pump.
My question is do you have a working and operating properly sump pump with a perimeter drain system located some where in your basement?.
If you do indeed have a functioning sump pump. Sometimes they have to also add an additional drain field around the inside perimeter of the basement floor to further control the water table.
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