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kevrunt

10:24AM | 03/17/14
Member Since: 03/17/14
1 lifetime posts
I live right next to trains so foundation shifts causing leaks begining to get worse how do i fix this prolem

BV004228

02:34AM | 05/08/14
Hi there - I was well on my way to buying a home until the inspection showed a crawl space with the wood part of the wall 6" below grade and rotted. This is on about 1/3 of the house that was an addition and has 3 exterior doors on that part of the house. Is there any way to correct this and is it crazy expensive or should I just run away while I can? thanks for any response- Shannon

BV004738

01:38AM | 06/20/14
House was built in 1958 by my grandpa I just bought it. Never has it ever had water on the floor in basement until yesterday when we got three inches. No sump pump and no floor drains. I need a quick easy fix so I can fix my floors.

BV004780

12:04AM | 06/24/14
am having efflorescence all around where an old French drain was installed. the sump has not been running so I think something is up!what type of company do I call to get thus checked out?we are fourth generation owners so no idea who installed the system. House is 20 years old so no idea how old the system is.

lucypetunia

09:49PM | 01/15/16
Member Since: 01/15/16
3 lifetime posts
The basement of my home sits against a hill. In Nov 2014 it flooded. Flooring was ruined, etc. I then paid a company to install gutters around in interior basement walls that catch and direct water to a sump pump installed in crawlspace adjacent to the basement. Barely 8 months later the basement flooded again. Flooring ruined again. Mind you…neither of these losses were covered by insurance.

Mud had accumulated on top of the sump pump causing it to stop running. Accumulation occurred because the pump (i) was wedged in a corner of the crawlspace bordered on 2 sides by dirt walls approx. 4 ft high, and (ii) was buried in the ground with only the top visible. The company has refused to take responsibility for the fact that the pump stopped working or any resulting property damage.

I believe the company should have anticipated this sort of problem and used better judgment in placing the sump pump. At a minimum they could’ve installed it above ground, but should probably have taken other measures to make sure it didn’t end up covered in mud. Am I wrong? Am I right? Is there a professional out there who can offer an opinion? I've attached a drawing showing the elevation of my crawlspace and the location of the sump pump. Thanks.

lucypetunia

09:52PM | 01/15/16
Member Since: 01/15/16
3 lifetime posts
My photo didn't make it with my post. I'm trying again.
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BV012456

09:23PM | 08/04/16
Referencing the rod hole leak problem, check out www.trxplug.com, watch the 15 minute video.
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