When a sump pump will help

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Old 06-03-01, 07:51 PM
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My basement leaks from a number of sources any time it rains. The house is over 80 years old and in generally good repair. There is a drain in the basement that allows the water to flow on into the sewer system.

Will a sump pump, by pumping the water out of the subsoil, prevent the water from seeping in from all these various cracks and crevices?

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Old 06-03-01, 09:21 PM
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Jim,

Installing subsoil pipes and pump on the outside maynot help like you think, ground water is hard to deal with.

Is the drain not good enough to handle the flow now?
 
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Old 06-04-01, 12:08 PM
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I have solved many foundation leak problems by addressing where the water is getting in and installing area drainage
to de-water a large portion of ground water into a sand trap. also pipe pvc to your down spouts and run them to a ditch if available. find someone who specializes in this application. also use pvc instead of corrugated. capture the water on the surface instead of when it soaks inn. also pack the dirt around the home well.
 
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