My frustation level with my water problem in my basement is enough to sell and take a substantial loss just to know that I don't have to deal with this EVER again!
1700 sq. foot ranch that has water only on the back and one side of the house, 4 window wells completely fill WAY after a huge rainfall or quick winter melt. The water seems to be coming from under the wells.
I have a sump pump that rarely runs even during these times. I have relandscaped, added a downspout in the middle of the back end of the house and put a drainage pipe about 4 ft below the ground running the entire back end of the house reaching far around the sides.
Have had several professional opinions on remedies, course no guarantees.
1st, drainage pipes inside each well into a drain pipe that would go across the middle of the room on top of concrete.
2nd, block out wells, no guarantee that water will not seep into basement from foundation base
3rd new drain tiles and 2nd sump pump
4th all new gutters will surely do it
5th bring in even more dirt to flow water away from the foundation
The walls are finished with paneling, 1 room is carpeted with carpet tiles so I can hang them to dry, the rest is linoleum.
If there is an engineering angel out there, please contact me. I have even tried to contact our city engineer (building permits, etc.) imploring him for advice or just to tell me the water table is high and you were lied to when you bought the house.
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