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Old 12-25-2011, 04:22 PM  
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There is no sump pump in the basement. This is a solid concrete home built in 1939. They didn't have any water problems so they didn't think they needed a sump pump. We are considering putting one in but it is hard to find a place to put it and then we have to bust all the concrete and tunnel through the ground to channel the water to the ditch at the road. Which is 130 feet away. So a lot of work.



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There is no sump pump in the basement. This is a solid concrete home built in 1939. They didn't have any water problems so they didn't think they needed a sump pump. We are considering putting one in but it is hard to find a place to put it and then we have to bust all the concrete and tunnel through the ground to channel the water to the ditch at the road. Which is 130 feet away. So a lot of work.
You can hook sub pump PVC up to your wast line is one option.


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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but easy is not always the best way. If water is coming up from under the floor, nothing you are going to cover the floor with will solve the issue. Installing a sump pit and pump is the best solution.

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You can hook sub pump PVC up to your wast line is one option.
Sorry, but if you want it done correctly, you cannot attach any sump pumps to waste water lines. They need their own discharge to the exterior of the house, preferably futher than 10 feet away from the foundation.
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Sorry, but if you want it done correctly, you cannot attach any sump pumps to waste water lines. They need their own discharge to the exterior of the house, preferably futher than 10 feet away from the foundation.
You can as long as you have a check valve.
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Not get go off topic but since the sump pump was something we were researching and you seem to know about installing them.... My husband was going to put the sump pump in the area that got the most water. We feel that is the best place plus it will fit there the best. But we do need to "snake" a pipe to the road (as I said 130 feet away) to the ditch to drain the accumilation, it will be a big job to say none the less. But we do have those other areas that we think leaked from the floor. (We are not for certain because it was under carpet and tiling. But it had to come from somewhere. The walls were completely dry so not there. But since taking up the carpet and tiling it has rained like crazy still and no sign of water in the cracks we see on the floor.) But we also have 2 drains in the floor that are backing up. (Whole other issue and post). So we know the ground is still saturated but it isn't coming up in the cracks. So do we need to have weeping piping (I think that is what the piping is called.) under our foundation to collect the water and send it to the sump pump in your opinion.
We are going to get professional opinions from people who can come out and actually see the basement, as I know this is hard to make a determination without seeing the problem. But we want to be knowledgeable about this so we can make an informed decision. Thanks in advance.

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Yes technically you should run the pump hose or line out of the house but if its not much water then shouldn't harm any to hook it to a waist line.
Regardless you need a check valve for the sub pump.

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You are fare better off looking at putting a drain around the outside just below the level of the floor, pumping from there if required. It is doubtfull that you have nice gravel under the floor, so a sump in one corner will attract the water and the mud and anything else that is supporting the floor, only to cause trouble down the road. Keeping the water out is better than removing it.

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You are fare better off looking at putting a drain around the outside just below the level of the floor, pumping from there if required. It is doubtfull that you have nice gravel under the floor, so a sump in one corner will attract the water and the mud and anything else that is supporting the floor, only to cause trouble down the road. Keeping the water out is better than removing it.
Water is coming up through the floor of the house not the walls, think of the house like a very heavy cup that sits on a sponge how will that method work?...
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We are talking about ground water from rain, It fills the gound around the house until it can't hold any more. The pressure of the extra weight forces it down and under the foundation.
Find some interesting reading here;
Basement Perimeter Drainage and Leaking Foundations



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