Recently bought a house that has a finished basement, unfortunately, a week or so before closing on my house we had record rain fall here in NJ and the basement flooded.
The basement did not flood through the walls or anything, but from a " pit " in the basement floor where the clean outs are for the main drain pipe.
Issue is the " earth " around the pipe, its just dirt. The ground gets so saturated that it'll fill up with water. In the case of the small ' flood ' last month it brought in so much water i had to rip out all the carpet, and i plan on re-doing the walls as well.
I havent seen any water come out of it since, but i HAVE seen it filled with water. almost to the point of over flowing( after about 3 straight days of rain )
I want to start the demo and remodel of finishing this basement but i cant seem to wrap my head around on how to solve this issue.
Anybody know of any ' fix' or solutions i can do for ensuring water does not seep out of this?
i HEARD that what i can do is :
Dig out about 8" of dirt of so, install pvc with p-trap in to earth, then p trap then in to the drain pipe, then back fill the entire hole with concrete , only enough so you can still access clean outs.If ground water wants to come up it will take the path of least resistance, ( pipe ) and go right into the drain pipe
any insight on this?
I know i COULD put a sump pump in there and pipe it out, but i'd rather not have the water coming in AT ALL.
Below or some pictures of what i am dealing with, any advice would be greatly appreciated!