A little while ago I told you that a specialist was coming over to take a look at our moist basement. The service is called House Doctor, which is very appropriate. We wanted somebody neutral to take a look at the problem, tell us what the cause is and advice us on how to remedy it.
The guy came over last week, and... pfff.... my biggest fear didn't come true. There is nothing wrong with the fundament of our home.
Secondly the moist problem is contained to the basement. Our basement is like a concrete box. The concrete doesn't keep out the water anymore. The walls above the soil are dry, beneath the soil they are moist. His advice was to have the walls injected with a resin and to have the basement window which is located beneath the front door replaced.
This is our front door. Beneath the grid in front of the door is a connection to the basement.There is a sturdy iron window there that is letting through water. We need to replace the whole thing and possibly connect it to the sewer so it can dispose of the rain water.
So, we have plans to have this fixed next year. The window thing first as it posses the biggest problem and the injection with resin later next year. I really want to have this done before we start with the bathroom and the hall and stairs.