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P3t3r133

09:49AM | 05/16/18
Member Since: 05/16/18
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I have a house that was built in 1960s and a addition added in the 90s. The old part of the house has an old basement in it with low ceilings and giant concrete slabs on the sides. The new part of the house had a full basement dug out so that you can see the old foundation when you are in the new part and look behind the walls. The floor of the new part is about 1.5 ft lower than the old and there are steps leading up to the old.

The new part of the basement has a sump pump, and is dry as long as its working (it broke briefly and flooded quickly). The old part always has water settled in the low parts when we get a lot of rain. It seems to be everywhere in the sunken part.

I am wondering if, since this basement never had a sump pump, it just always got water and is not a problem , or if this is possibly a new development I should be concerned about.


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