Sump Pit Liner?

Old 04-03-05, 01:58 PM
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Sump Pit Liner?

My basement has been VERY dry since I've been in my house (3 yrs, built in 2002)....until this morning when I found 3-4" of water down there. I used a pump to remove most of it, but it's still seeping in due to saturated ground and heavy rains last night. I have a sump well, but never installed a pump since there was no need....until now! I found that the sump well had a solid plastic liner - no holes, no drian tile connections, no openings AT ALL - just a hole with a plastic liner. It would seem that there must be some way to enable this to drain the hydrostatic pressue on my foundation and pump it away. Any one with any ideas????

....just hopin' the rain and the seepage stops!
Old 04-03-05, 09:29 PM
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Take a cordless drill and drill about a 1000 1/8" holes in that pit so that it keeps the subgrade from falling into the pit.........install a good sump pump and pipe the discharge far enough away from the home so that it doesn't come back and recycle back into the pit.

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