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Old 03-11-2013, 10:22 PM   #16
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Yeah, it's that wet here. They interviewed one company on tv and they said they've been getting 60 calls a day for water soaked basements.

I'm just thankful none of that water was coming in through the walls. That would be an even bigger problem. It has stopped for now and almost all of the trails have evaporated.


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Old 03-12-2013, 05:23 AM   #17
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if the ground is over-saturated, yes,,, ever notice wtr squirting UP from the joints in a conc road ? we call that ' pumping ' & its the main reason jnts go to hell as fines flush out of the supporting soil base,,, 'cause they're pump'd OUT, voids now appear under the pvmt & crks begin,,, that's why dot's spend $$$ on jnt sealing

maybe someone else's got a better idea ( eg, a bodaciously large umbrella ) but my only temp fix would be a wet/dry vac permanently located in your very fine bsmt,,, you can't possible be thinking of MORE drains as there's nothing to catch the drainage that isn't already fill'd up,,, that's why wtr's coming UP thru the floor,,, remember ? thought we already went thru this,,, w/o a pump, its pointless,,, & don't think the apron/vest store's pumps are great,,, buy zoeller m-53 ( ebay - $ 130 incl shipping ) OR buy goldfish


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