Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


12:42PM | 07/05/04
Member Since: 07/04/04
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My basement constantly floods and i think i've discovered the reason but before i start ripping apart my basement floor i just wanted to double check. My basement is below ground with a pump inside the house. The drainage hole is located outside at the stairs and another drainage hole is located a few feet from the first hole inside the house. The hole inside the house has been covered by tiles, is it neccesary for me to expose the hole inside in order for the water pump to operate properly? Any advice/help would be much appreciated. Thanks!


05:43PM | 07/06/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Before you do anything, have a professional examine your current situation.

From what you are describing, it appears you have two floor drains (one out one in) which usually have nothing to do with the sump pump.


06:00PM | 07/12/04
Member Since: 07/04/04
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the water is coming up through the indoor drain could it be that the pipe is just clogged, (am to poor to call professional)


06:03PM | 07/13/04
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
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 or is it raining real hard?

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