Foundation insulation: fix it or forget it?
Here is a picture of the corner of my catastrophe house that has the most water intrusion in the basement.
I cleared out a significant amount of roots, and last summer we had a huge any colony coming inside here too. The water on the inside block starts at the top block and spreads from there.
From the big picture picture, you can see I have no gutters, but I already moved the rocks that were the run off splash blocks that helped rot that log.
I am getting gutters Friday, and I am planning on doing solid corrugated pipe and even a bit of french drain since the topography is so crazy. That should deal with most of the bulk water pretty well.
But what should I do with this opening in the insulation? Cut out the area in question and replace with sections on xps? Spray foam the whole thing. Slap some tar on there?
I was leaning towards a careful cutout of the corner, and measuring out 2 new pieces to fill the area. Then caulk with foam safe sealant at the joints.
Or I could back fill and ignore.
Standing water in close-up picture is from rinsing the area off.
What do you think?
Northern Wisconsin zone 7
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