Glad to know it works well. That stone is sold in 50 pound or so bags. Fill the excavation with the stone, till there's 2 inches depth below the fl...
Could try this. On the vertical side of the pipe after the check valve install a 2 inch tee or wye then a 45 ell or 90 ell to a 2 foot riser with a...
That noise is the closing of the check valve when the pump stops. Try to get the pipe away from direct contact with studs & walls etc... If it is s...
I live in eastern Mass. also. Moisture in the earth rises out in the summer and sinks in during the winter. This is why basements get damp during t...
Put in a laundry tub to catch the exess water. A washer will dump about 30-35 gallons per minute. Check out the Little Giant Drainosaur series www...
Rip, I DO NOT swear by check valves!!!!! Iv'e been in this for 27 years. The number one thing that must be remembered is that water freezes at 32 d...
Ive seen pumps go every 2 minutes! I've been in basements with 4 sump pumps. Clay soil is almost un-permeable. This is the reason for the standing...
Check the gpm (gallons per minute) output that pump is good for. Using horsepower can be misleading. Make sure that the generator can handle the to...
Your'e looking at an exterior drain around the base of the foundation with crushed rock fill to grade level and a sump pump or two if this is to be...
You have a VERY difficult water situation! My reccomendation.....Sell and move to higher ground. I would not even consider finishing a basement tha...
My advice, get two sump pumps. Figure about 7 gallons per minute for every 100 square feet of space. One pump at 40 gallons per minute won't keep u...
There are pump in bucket systems made for this purpose. 5 feet for lift is no problem. Try liberty or little Giant pumps. C.
Hardware stores, home centers or plumbing supply houses. Maybe a google search might help. C.