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Old 05-13-2013, 09:44 AM   #16
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I really don't know the weather patterns down there, nor the grades/slopes around your home, but since you were built in 93, do you see any signs of water invasion/seepage in the existing structure, especially around the window wells.

Unless rains are torrential, or roof or surface runoff is directed into the well, maybe you don't have a problem/issue?

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I really don't know the weather patterns down there, nor the grades/slopes around your home, but since you were built in 93, do you see any signs of water invasion/seepage in the existing structure, especially around the window wells.

Unless rains are torrential, or roof or surface runoff is directed into the well, maybe you don't have a problem/issue?
The house is on a flat piece of property. There is no sign of seepage. Carpet was removed by owner last year to treat under the basement slab for termites and was never replaced. The house has been sitting since so inspecting for water damage was a breeze. I spoke to other basement owners out here since basements are quite rare and all have said their basements don't leak. Again, there's no underground water here unless you go way deep.

Termites are our enemy.

When it rains in the monsoons, we can have huge amounts of rain in a very short period of time. Maybe an inch of rain in several hours. The following day, it's all dried up. I guess our biggest concern is more surface rain...
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Does french need it's own sump or other approved drainage system or can it be tied into a sewage ejector in the basement that is used for bath/washer?
Generally, no. For several reasons.

For one, you want your toilet to work. You don't want it getting overwhelmed. Better to leave that pump alone to do it's designed job.

Another being most sewage systems will not let you dump storm water into them. Mainly because that sudden increase in flow runs the risk of overwhelming the system's regular capacity. This leads to dangerous sewage leaks, posting a health hazard to everyone.
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sewage water and waste are always seperate from storm water and or surface water....period..no discussion....ben sr


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