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01:35AM | 01/20/17
Some please help! I have a tri-level house with an outdoor basement stairway. Water seeps through the seams of the stairs when it rains and runs to the drain at the bottom of the stairwell. That drain is connected to my pitt in my laundray room where my ejector pump must pump it out. A simple rain makes my ejector pump work overtime and over a couple years, burn itself out. What do I do? Is there a way to stop the ground water from entering my stairwell? Should that drain not be routed into our pitt? We have already installed drain tile all around the stairway (to relieve water puddling on the surfaces around our house). There is no water pooling around the stairs at ground level --- just shooting through the seams of the concrete below the ground level. Not to mention, the vibration from the ejector pump going off constantly keeps us awake at night during even the lightest rain!

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