wet basement

Old 02-11-04, 01:21 PM
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wet basement

I just put a sump into my basement a year ago. It does a decent job but when we get a lot of rain it gets water on the other end of the basement from the sump pump. My gutters were frozen over the last time this happened because of a sleet storm. what are some obvious solutions besides installing a pumpon the other side? I just put some new floor down after I got the last pump installed hoping that my water problem was resolved.
Old 02-11-04, 06:30 PM
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Probably the most important thing to do is to make sure that water flows away from your house. This can include changing the grading around the house and extending the downspouts away from the house. Also are there any obvious cracks in the foundation that would let water in?
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Re: wet basement

Do you just have a sump, or do you have a full inside basement system? I just had a full system installed, which included using a jack-hammer on the basement floor to dig a 1ft by 1ft trench along all my outside walls and installing 4" pipe, then re-cementing the trencg. The pipe feeds into the sump pump. The company that installed it gives a lifetime gaurantee that no water will get into my basement (I hope they are right!)
Old 02-13-04, 09:38 AM
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Chromalox makes a heater wire that is for ice dams and in the gutters called Thermwire Melt for snow and ice

Like was said look around the out side and what you can do to get the water away from the home


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