I am looking for a simple way to remove water from my basement when we get very heavy, prolonged rain. This may occur maybe 1-3 times every year or two. The water comes in from the walls of a stone foundation. There is no water from the floor itself, since the sump pump in one corner seems to keep everything underground in check .I was in touch with an older contractor, who has since retired, who recommended cutting a channel around the perimeter of the floor. It would be about an inch away from the wall, a few inches deep and a few inches across. The water seeping in from the walls would fall into the channel and flow into a sump, where it would be pumped out. This is not an interior French drain set up. Much less invasive. Unfortunately, everyone is trying to sell me the interior French drain system and I think it just over kill for my situation.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of set up?
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