Yeah, big job. Pending on how deep this foundation is. This water that comes in. Does it come in only when it's raining? if so check the roof gutte...
Pretty good! I love it when I have got to pump out a basement, and they ask how much water is in it. I whip out my calculator punch in the figures,...
You've got to respect the water if you're planning to finish the basement. Too many people take their sump pumps for granted, it is mechanical and ...
I take it this sump pump thing is new to you. This thing is normal. The ground water table is high right now,with all that rain. The sumps sound to...
MiniFoxx, your water is not getting to the pump. Two reasons for this 1)The pump is on the high end of the floor. Remember water flows down hill. 2...
Ask the builder if he installed a drain at the base of the footing on the outside [that is a pipe; I'm not happy with the plastic sheeting answer] ...
I saw that a few people share something in common! a little trench in the basement floor along the wall. These are chipped out to channel water to ...
This is a sad morning for me. I just left a thread for someone and was hoping for Plumber Tom's approval on it. I've gotten to know him this way, f...
Heres whats going on; do remember this water seeks its own level. That sump and the drain are connected, with an underground pipe. The water will r...
I should have mentioned to dig this trench on the outside wall of the foundation, and to go down as far as the bottom of the wall. Make sure that t...
I take it the east side is this highest end of a slope. Does the land on the low side lower than the crawl space or cellar floor? If so you can dig...
Logged on thought I'd write. I hope I can shed some light on this. Bdry is going to dig up the around the cellar floor put in crushed rock, swiss p...
I hope he's still around, He's a great guy! I like to read his threads. His generosity is tremendous! I log on on occasion & am surprised to see th...
Is the pressure switch on the pump working?? Check this also, the switch tube might be clogged,leaky,out of adjustment switch or it's junk. H-D's w...
That kind of cycling is excessive. Two solutions: One dig a much larger sump. Two install a check valve in the discharge pipe. I don't recommend ch...
I would pipe the sump pump up and through the header joist then down into a 4" pipe outside. The sleeve method is poor because if the line undergro...
Try to plug the hole the water comes in, also a more powerful sump pump might help. I have more questions Do you live near a river or a stream, and...