I have a problem with the noises coming from the discharge pipe that's attached to the sump pump in my basement. Every time the pump goes off, the water is expelled to the sewer system fine but the sound of the water running through the discharge pipe is very loud and can be heard sometimes from the basement to first to second and sometimes, to the third floor.
If I even tap the pipe lightly in the basement, the tapping sound can be heard on the 2nd floor. It's starting to get real annoying and is causing sleep problems for my family.
The house is newly built and we've heard it since it was built 2 yrs ago. Do you think that it's a problem with the discharge pipe not being insulated properly for sound or a part of the house not insulated or sound proofed properly from the ground floor up? The discharge pipe shouldn't go anywhere above the first floor so I imagine that for sound of water to continue traveling upwards, there must be something missing to block the sound?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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