05:45AM | 07/19/08
Member Since: 07/17/08
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My husband and I recently bought a home in Greenwood, Indiana. We bought the home in

February and the sump pit was bone dry. The first week in March we got a day or two of

rain and it was as if someone had turned on a faucet in our sump pit. Our 2 pumps have

not quit running since. We recently had massive flooding in Indiana and our basement

flooded. We now have our 2 regular pumps running out to our concrete swail in the back

and an industrial grade pump pumping to our storm drain out front. We do have a corn field

behind us and a retention pond a half a block away. Were're not sure if these might be contributing. I will also mention we know it's

groundwater and not the water companies, and our neighbors say this problem just began

around 5-7 years ago. A few neighbors pump a lot too but no one has it as bad as us. The house is 15 years old. Our basement is a poured basement, our soil is sandy.

We have just about given up trying to figure out where the water is coming from because it seems impossible. I guess now we need a solution on how to manage it.


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