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01:45PM | 06/26/14
Bvbasement
We built a new house and on the walk through we thought the sump pump was going off too much but we're told it was normal. After two and a half years the sump pump went off more. It was believed that the weeping tile on the outside of the house could not handle the amount of water coming to it and we started getting water build up under the slab. After approaching the developer about this we finally got them to help. The cut the slab and put a weeping tile system under the slab and drained the water to the sump pit. This has seemed to help with the water under the slab. But our sump pump goes off every 3 to 4 minutes, which means it goes off over 400 times in 24 hrs. I am looking to find a solution that would not bring the water from the weeping tile into the house and then pump it out. Unfortunately we can not tie the weeping tile directly into the storm drain because our sump pit and weeping tile are lower than the storm drain. Has everyone ever heard of such a water issue or have any possible solutions?

Sylvan

02:44PM | 06/27/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
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You are going to have a chronic problem as this should have been addressed BEFORE the foundation was even laid.

A decent water proofing contractor working with a master plumber could have directed the water away from the house in many cases .. You cant stop the water but you can alter its direction
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