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01:10AM | 03/28/18
Member Since: 03/28/18
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Hi I live on Long Island NY and where many homes tend to get water in their basements after a hard rain, I have a constant flow of water under my house - a stream directly under the house. I have 2 pumps in the basement and they can run for weeks or even months at a time depending on the water table. They are loud and flush every 30 seconds after heavy rains or and/or a high table. My neighbors don't experience water at all, it is only my house on the street. This was not always the case and I was told by the men who installed the new pumps that the water table has risen 10 inches in 8 years and that is why this is happening. I don't know what to do!! Will my house eventually be under water? How do I manage this? I cant have loud pumps running constantly and I'm afraid that eventually, they wont work with a rising water table and my house will be under water! Are there any options? Can a stream be re routed? Can I fill in the basement? I don't have a lot of money to deal with this either


12:45AM | 10/11/18
I have a very similar problem in Rockland County. Thinking of filling in basement to create a crawl space. Did you ever find a solution?

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