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Old 11-16-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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When i first logged onto your website, the first paragraph i read described by problem perfectly: Now i can't find it nor can i see any resolutions.
I have a drain hole about 4" wide in the basement concrete floor. During heavy rains, water takes over my basement. I was averaging 2 5 gallon buckets every 30 mintes for 10 hours. Why is the water coming inside and how can i fix it?

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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I'm no basement expert by any means, but may I suggest more information here: such as-where is the water coming in? From the actual walls themselves, or at the area where the walls meet the floor line? How is the ground graded near the house? Could it be graded to help move any water away from the house? How about gutter downspouts, if any, do they extend far enough away from the house to move water far enough away from the house? So many issues in a problem like this, and certainly pictures would help, especially during an event. Good Luck, David

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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So, 200 gallons in a 10-hour shift?? where are you in New Orleans? Did this just start? do you have a sump pump - or better question is: why don't you? is this a hole you made or a drain? new house or old?
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We had very heavy rain on Saturday. I contacted the town to find out if there is a map of the drain pipe leading from the house to the gully out front. They are looking into it.
The water was coming from the ground up through our drain hole in the basement floor.
I am hoping the pipe is clogged and it will be a simple cost effective fix.
Thanks for the reply's.. will keep you posted.
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sounds like they either have no piping away from your drain or your drain is tied into your foundation or downspout drains
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Sounds like you're missing a backwater valve, I think they're called, a backup preventer, you know...

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