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Hister

07:55AM | 02/23/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
2 lifetime posts
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I am very much new to this board- being a homeowner for the past 2 years or so, I haven't really had a problem til about now.
We (the mrs. and I) have a "sump pump" in the basement which usually does a little bit of overflowing onto a concrete floor... but, just today (after the out-of-control rainstorm) in NJ, I noticed that the pump is now getting a tad out of control.
The ENTIRE basement floor is covered with about 3" of water and the "sump pump" is running at FULL FORCE-
so, the question basically is for anyone to help us out...
We are since we are NEWLYWEIRD HOME-OWNERS... how does one empty the basement (without owning either- a wet-vac, without tons of money flowing thru our pockets + without causing more back pain to someone as in much torture than I already am before seeing this water problem)?
Do we wait for the "sump pump" to take its course or do we act fast?

HELP PLEASE
&
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

norespect

08:49AM | 02/23/03
Member Since: 12/30/02
46 lifetime posts
You say that the pump is running full force. Are you able to see water being discharged to the outside? Sometimes the pump is running but if no water is being discharged something could be stuck in your pump intake Or the amount of water is more than the pump can hamdle.If thats the case you can wait for the pump to catch up and the water will be removed from the basement by the pump.Then it's just a clean up job.

Hister

08:58AM | 02/23/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
2 lifetime posts
...I will give that a try (on waiting til the end of its cycle)- I haven't seen where the water is going afterwards- while the pump runs...(i know it is running being, it is kinda noisy).
but, as you've also mentioned with my thought before posting- I will wait til the end of the run of the pump... and work from there-
otherwise I belive, it will not even make a difference - in what is done.

Thank You-
(and if there might be any more info to help- please do such the thing & post).

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