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BV002623

02:47PM | 11/30/13
Bvbasement
The ground is frozen and my sump pit has water coming in. It is not coming in from the wiping tiles. What could be the source

Sylvan

04:05PM | 12/01/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
It is known as ground water or sub surface water. Just because the ground is frozen does not mean the freeze had reached the frost level of a water supply.

Think about sewers and water supply piping under ground below the frost line

Even a lake that is frozen over still has water below the ice

Sylvan

04:09PM | 12/01/13
Member Since: 01/24/06
1566 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The sump is doing its job by pumping out ground water..

Just because the ground maybe frozen does not mean that the water table below the frost level is not active

Think about a lake frozen over there is still water below the ice.

Water mains and sewer systems in the dead of winter are still free flowing because a decent plumber would install piping below the frost line.

Mother nature does the same thing it allows water to flow even in the Arctic region under ice


BV002623

12:33AM | 12/02/13
What's the solution

BV003149

09:22PM | 01/30/14
I have ice in the PIT (caused by reversible radon blowing cold air) surrounding the actual pump. And, I have a clear plastic covering so ice is not reachable. I have disconnected radon for time being. Help please.
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