Forum Title: Basement Leak For The First Time During My Remodel
I'm remodeling a basement bathroom. Completely changed the layout and added a shower, so I jack hammered a small amount of the slab out, managed to only have to take out about 5 square feet. I removed the existing vinyl floor as well in prep for self-leveler and tile. Part of the new plumbing includes a backwater valve about 12 below the slab, which is accessible through a hole I formed into the slab. It's dry down there. Also dry in the hole where the shower drain is. Under the slab is extremely course sand that water would flow right through, and under that is silt/clay. Just a couple feet away, a small amount of water is coming in/up at the slab/wall junction. House is on a hill and at this point the slab is only about 2' below grade. Why do you suppose this happened? Vinyl was holding it out? Busting the slab a few feet away made an unseen crack? Finally, what should I do?
Category: General Contractor Post By: ROGER TORRES (San Mateo, CA), 02/03/2018

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