Fix a water service pipe in basement wall…
My house was not so finely built. As an inveterate DIY’er, I usually fix issues myself… but for this one, I’ll need to hire someone. What do I want to see a qualified contractor do here?
Issue: When the house was taken off well and put on city water in the 80’s, the 3/4″ copper service was put through a close fitting hole bored in the poured concrete basement wall, about 5′ below grade. And apparently sealed with nothing more than hydraulic cement. No sleeve, and where was the @#! inspector?
Yes, now it leaks after a big rain, and I worry about the pipe itself. So, how should the contractor install a proper sleeve and seal after the fact? And is there any way to avoid trenching on the outside?