10:48PM | 05/13/12
Member Since: 05/12/12
2 lifetime posts
I am about to finalize my house offer "foreclosure" and found that the sump pit has about 12 inches of water.
I checked my neighbors sump pits- no one has even a hint of moisture. Obviously no one has a sump pump.

The inspector tells me to put a sump pump- what I am confused is where is the water coming form! He did not have any answer. He and the realtor tell me to fix it after I close on the house and that it may be a problem with a sprinkler of HOA(this is a cottage home in Colorado).
Please advise..should I take a chance or am I looking at potential problem.
An early response will be appreciated as I have only 3 days to object inspection.
Thank you,


10:48AM | 05/17/12
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
I would be very concerned about water infiltration as it could be from ground water which you may not be able to control and have a chronic condition

It could also be from a broken storm or sanitary sewer or a water main leak

Water entering a building can cause mold and other water borne diseases.

The very least is to have the water tested to see if it does contain chlorine or possibly dangerous parasites

Also think of the Grand canyon that started with just a trickle of water and the erosion it caused


12:47AM | 06/13/13
Member Since: 06/13/13
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hello,good to know you


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