I have a problem that I want to fix, that I have had for years. I live in the Dallas Fort Worth area in Texas, and we get some seasonally heavy rains in the spring and fall. Now, when we get some heavy rains, or when it rains for more than a few days, my son's bedroom, and my bathroom will get water seeping in from the outside. These rooms are along the same exterior wall, and from what I can see, the ground does tend to slope too that side of the wall. I have a slab foundation, with a brick home, and from what I can tell, the water is building up against that side of the house, and seeping between the bricks and the foundation. I do not have rain gutters on that side of the house. I do not get a lot of standing water in my front or back yard, however if there are heavy rains, I do get some pretty good standing puddles in the low areas in both yards that stay until they evaporate or dry out, they don’t really drain so to speak.
Now I am not the world’s best handyman, I am more electrically inclined. However I do a lot of my own work around the house, because if I can find instructions or a book to show me how, I can normally do it.
I do have a home depot, and a Lowe’s right up the road, so renting tools or getting parts will not be an issue. If someone can point me in the right direction to fix this problem, it would be great!