Clogged weeping pipes in sump system

Old 05-28-04, 04:24 PM
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Clogged weeping pipes in sump system

The basement of my house was waterproofed almost 30 years ago by a company that's no longer in business. The outside perimeter was dug up and two sump pumps were installed and a weeping pipe was laid that empties into the sump wells. My problem now is that the weeping pipes seem to be clogged and when there is heavy rain or spring thaw the small drainage holes that are in the side of the wells do not drain fast enough to keep the ground water levels low, resulting in water seeping in at floor level. Can anyone give me some tips on unplugging the weeping pipes? Thanks for any help!!!!
Old 05-29-04, 08:45 AM
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You could try and run a plumber's snake up in them and see if that will help clean them out. Or call some one into clean them out.

Old 05-29-04, 09:06 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by "small drainage holes that are in the side of wells".

Are these holes the end of the weeping tiles.
If so, could these be some kind of strainer to keep large objects out of the pump

Maybe they are removeable and can be cleaned..

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