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DogLover

11:04AM | 02/21/05
Member Since: 02/20/05
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Bvbasement
I moved into a house which has an extremely deep crawlspace (5'). I recently found out the reason was the previous owner(builder) intended to put in a basement but ran out of money and left it as a crawl. We live in a town with a high water table and we've had a lot of flooding this year. Our two pumps run non-stop from the ground water. Is there ANY solution to this problem? I was told no but this is driving me crazy. We have a pump that feeds from the perimter of the house and also installed a drainage tile within the crawl that feeds to a second pump/pit. Our gutters are not the problem as we have them trenched into a ditch far from the house.

theeagle

08:40PM | 02/26/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
172 lifetime posts
most you can do is to add good fill into the crawl and raise it up about 2 feet and put down a new vapor barrier and new skimcoat of concrete.this to allow the ground water to be higher with less pumping.but you also need to redo the sump pit heights to raise up the pumps to the new height.(and trying to find people to crawl about in there)(line pump the concrete in)

unless the ditches are lower than the bottom of the footing then it's another example of a town allowing a permit to be issued allowing the crawl space/basement to be too low from natual drainage.


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