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Me and 5 of my neighbors have water either seeping through

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Me and 5 of my neighbors have water either seeping through the foundation or coming in between the foundation and the cinder block walls downstairs. What can KB do for us?
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: It was the first time for 2 of us the other 3 it has happened before.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: We had a strong rainstorm and we checked all the walls and window frames and roof... didn't feels any moisture... about a quarter inch of water came into my house both from the back of the house and from in the closet underneath the book case.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I would like to have it fixed by professional
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

W​ater seeping in comes from 3 possibilities. Saturation and collection from rains or irrigation lines. Broken irrigation or sewer lines. Slab leaks. It is important to know if the water is clean or dirty (sewage). If clean that basically eliminates a sewer line. If clean water is it hot or cold. This can be a slab leak. Best way to tell if you can is to make sure all water is off inside the building, absolutely no leaks and then look at the water meter. If it is turning, good possibility of a slab leak. If saturation you will need to figure out a way to divert rain runoff so the area can dry out.

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Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

The best way to resolve this is to have a qualified service provider do some investigating into the source and maybe even perform leak detection.

Expert:  David Bowden replied 30 days ago.

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Expert:  David Bowden replied 14 days ago.

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Dave