Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

leakyfloor43701

10:00AM | 01/10/05
Member Since: 01/09/05
3 lifetime posts
Im in Ohio and we have a very saturated ground and we have had snow melt and lots of rain on top of it. My basement walls have always gotten damp/wet in a couple areas only after a hard rain. But for the first time last week, water came up through the floor. It was coming from an old drain that has been plugged for 4 years. It came from cracks in the floor and it created new cracks. Can anyone suggest remedies? Or give me an explanation of how this is happening and how big of problem it is?? We want to finish our basement but we need to get this fixed first. HELP!!

cellarwater

01:01PM | 01/10/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
I think the midwest is getting some unusually heavy rain now. My answer is to go and get a sump pump & a hose Find a low spot in the floor & put it in. C.

leakyfloor43701

06:20AM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 01/09/05
3 lifetime posts
I already have one sump pump. It has 3 drain pipes running into it and it works fine. It doesnt take on any water unless it has rained. Last week during a extended heavy rain when water started coming up through the floor, the sump was working properly and running every 55 seconds pumping water out.

Any other suggestions?? I appreciate any help or advice.

cellarwater

12:52PM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 12/09/03
175 lifetime posts
I goofed on that click ;) Check More suggestions at the top of the list. C.


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