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Old 12-11-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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I am new here but hope someone can help. We are renting a house from a friend. Lived here for 2 years with no problem. We are in Middletown CT. After Tropical Storm Irene went through we have had a problem with basement flooding. Usually its just about 2 inches but last week after heavy rains it was 8 inches. Today had another 4 inches and we are not using toilet, shower, or sink. Pumped out water then after a few hours water coming in again. Ran pump for about 45 minutes and while I was watching seemed to notice water trickling in through a floor crack. It comes in after rains, and using washer. Under walls and through 2 cracks in the floor. Have a plumber coming over in morning to have a look per landlord. City says we have no water going through pipe into road per their use of video inspection. Must have a clog somewhere. Any one have any ideas?

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99 % of your troubles have nothing to do with the storm drains or floor drains.
Outside grade slopes toward the house, No gutters or there plugged up, mulch piled up againt the foundation, flower beds againt the house, no french drains, ect.

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ok i will be doing some yard work to take care of leaves etc and tell landlord about the gutters missing
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ok i will be doing some yard work to take care of leaves etc and tell landlord about the gutters missing
Gutters missing are a big part of the problem by themselves.
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