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Re: fixing honeycomb defect on basement wall
Regardless of whether the patch is permeable, the exterior of that below-grade poured wall should have been waterproofed to begin with. What's on the outside of it now?
Also, do you have water pooling near the foundation? Make sure your gutter system and the grade near the foundation walls prevent water from accumulating next to the house.
First (PSWired), the exterior below-grade portion of wall is waterproofed for sure. I was there when it was done. Apparently the water intrusion started on a portion of the patch just above the black waterproofing line. The patch work is visible right up to the beginning of the sidding. So maybe somewhere just a hair below grade BUT just before the waterproofing an intrusion spot opened??
Secondly, I do have a good storm drain system installed all around the house and so far as I can tell the water should move right on by the foundation due to nice slope in grade.
When the dirt is pulled away, we will also double check the storm drain there to make sure there's no problem with the underground portion.
CDRU: Well I was told this is honeycomb defect from top to bottom.... unfortunately (and I'm still scratching my head how I missed this), I did not notice it until more recently. The fact is that at some point just after the pour, somebody patched it up. Good grief, if it is a concealed crack that would be a worse thing for me I think.
"in flagrante delicto"