Stopping water seeping/flowing under house

Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Apprentice (new member)
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Default Stopping water seeping/flowing under house

    I have noticed water is seeping under my house from the front yard. I also suspect there is more than just seepage getting through as the dirt under the house looks like a decent amount of water run off has flowed through.

    I'm also looking at leveling the front yard and increasing the soil level by about 3-4 bricks height against the house (this will still be below the vents). Can I dig a trench in front of the wall and put in slotted drainage pipe with the cloth cover, cover with pebbles etc as though I've built a retaining wall?

    Should I also paint the bricks with some waterproof paint (to just below the soil line) to stop the water seeping through or should I place plastic against the wall / under the slotted pipe?



  2. #2
    Seasoned DIY droog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005


    In all cases that I have found water pooling or flowing under a house it has been due to blocked / broken storm water drains, I would check carefully before thinking of an aggi drain.

    Regards Dave

Similar Threads

  1. stopping house movement
    By The_Fixer in forum Structural Renovation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26th Jul 2010, 05:49 PM
  2. Should I hang cornice before stopping joins?
    By zacnelson in forum Plastering
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th Jan 2009, 02:03 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 1st Jan 2008, 10:28 PM
  4. Stopping water damage around doors.
    By bionicbeatboy in forum Flooring
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21st Jul 2007, 02:39 PM
  5. Stopping Water Return on a Flat Roof
    By Scooterscum in forum Roofing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28th Nov 2004, 11:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts