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Need Advice Wet Basement: looking for recommendations for inside and outside work

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by techeng01, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. techeng01

    techeng01 Member

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    After all this rain, we had a very soaked carpet in one of the finished basement rooms yesterday. We have ripped up the carpet and padding (water logged) and have industrial fans and dehumidiers going. Now need to correct the problem. We've been in the house for 10+ years with no issues. We have not changed any water flow/downspouts/landsaping around the house, but something (some change?) is causing the sump pump to run more often and more standing water after most rain storms these days.

    As the past recommendations on the forums are few years old, we're looking for recommendations for

    1) someone to help identify and address the source of the water in the basement itself
    2) someone to assess and address anything we should do outside (changing grading, drainage, etc.)

    TIA
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    You could try Drainage and Erosion Solutions https://www.drainageanderosion.com/
    We have not used them but got an assessment and estimate to address a drainage and flooding issue with the back yard.
     
  3. techeng01

    techeng01 Member

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    Thanks KTdid, will give them a call.
     
  4. Mike-and-Kim

    Mike-and-Kim Member

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    We had an interesting situation where the pump was on but it was not draining

    I think the weep hole on the motor got clogged

    Some manufacturers recommend drilling an additional small hole in the PVC tubing below the check valve (inside the sump pit).

     

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