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tibberous 12-10-2012 09:05 PM

Is a septic hard to flood?
It's rained for a week straight, and while I didn't think it was possible, my basement is flooding.

I got a 1/4 hp pump and a garden hose and am sucking out all the water. Question is, should I be sucking it into the flood drain? I think the hose is long enough to reach the front yard - should I just squirt it out there?

danpik 12-11-2012 06:07 AM

Where does this "flood drain" drain to? It may just go to the perimiter weeping system around the foundation. Send the water as far away from the house as possible. As to the title, yes a septic can be flooded.

joecaption 12-11-2012 08:13 AM

Does the water smell like sewer?
Where's the water coming from? Is it coming up from the floor drain, washing machine stand pipe?
Why was there not already a sump pump in a pit already in place?

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