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Old 11-22-2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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I had a pool tied in to my house weepers for drainage around the pool without knowing and it is overloading my sump pump (They probably didn't know I had a sump pump). They are agreeing to fix the problem but I had some concerns. In the process of attaching they scrapped about a 4-5 foot wide (width of machine cup) on wall to get down to the weeper around the house. They tied into the weeper and layed about a 1-2 feet of clay back against the foundation area(probably just the clay they remove to make path from pool to wall). They are ripping out the concrete and I want to make sure they fix the problem correctly.

To stop the flow into the weeper should they just pull cut the attached weeper and cap the T that comes through the clay barrier - don't want them to shove something in and block flow of water around house to sump pump?

I told them they should remove all stone in the pit they created where water would collect to go in weeper and replace it with dirt which will come level to the other existing sides - is this a good idea

Should I be concerned about the 4' wide clay barrier against the house and any pressure it may cause against foundation wall (should any moisture in clay eventually settle to weeper below?)?

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Old 11-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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You biggest concern should be what are they going to do with the water from around the pool? How are they going to get rid if it?

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with removal of concrete they will have access to put in sump barrel in overdig which will have a sump pump wired to my shed. The water can then be redirected away form yard.
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Wouldn't be a lot easier to just put in a bigger sump pump in the basment?
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put in largest I could find and also put in battery backup pump - pump ran steady for full day and battery backup pump could not keep up with water when tested - shouldn't have to feel uneasy about possible flood during storms if pump breaks down due to overuse and battery backup can't handle the job
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OK. You seem to know what you need. Just trying to understand why an easier solution wasn't being used.

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