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Old 03-20-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Hi i have a house built in 1919 and we have always had some water in the basement after heavy rain. my wife's great grand parents built the house. the foundation is field stone and whatever they had aruond apparently.

this last bad rain we had, there was a garden hose like leak from a crescent moon shape from the wall. it squirted from the wall at 90* and had some pressure behind it. from what i understand, by talking to the aunt that lives up the street still, the house used to be well water and now its city water.

it looks like someone cut a 3" iron pipe flush with the wall and cemented over it. the pipe is under our back porch steps and it cannot be dug up with out it being a major project. i think with the heavy rain, the whats left of the well fills up, and floods our basement due to it being the path of least resistance.


i was thinking about hammer drilling out the pipe end and just stuffing it and using hydraulic cement or some other product.

any ideas or suggestions?

thanks,

pete

west haven, CT

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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There are codes in most states about water well abandonment.

You can get the information from your state or county government. Or, call a local driller.

These codes are to protect the aquifer and should never be taken lightly.

In Michigan the cement or benoite has to be PUMPED, not poured.

The material used is determined by the depth of the bed rock.

Please be a good steward of the Earth.

http://www.drought.state.ct.us/wellresources.htm

Here is some general numbers.

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i have no idea where whatever well is in my yard. the cement that covered the pipe had held for years until now. i just want to stop it from going into my basement. houses here are right next to each other and everybody is on city water.
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i have no idea where whatever well is in my yard. the cement that covered the pipe had held for years until now. i just want to stop it from going into my basement. houses here are right next to each other and everybody is on city water.
Start at the pipe with a metal detector. Sometimes the county will have records.

And sometimes you just can not find them.
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