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Old 10-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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I had an inspection done on a house I'd like to buy, and the inspector was extremely worried about this one finding. There was a sump pit that had never been opened since built (1999, we had to chip up concrete to open it) and found about two inches of water. There was no pump or opening whatsoever in the pit. Given that there was no way for water to get in there, except maybe from the top although there is NO evidence of there ever being a basement flood, I'm assuming the water has been in there since new.

I've never had a sump pit. I don't know if this is a big deal. The next door neighbor does not have a pit. The neighbor across the street also has a pit but has no inlet or pump as well. I'm in Colorado if that helps.

Should I be concerned?

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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I had an inspection done on a house I'd like to buy, and the inspector was extremely worried about this one finding. There was a sump pit that had never been opened since built (1999, we had to chip up concrete to open it) and found about two inches of water. There was no pump or opening whatsoever in the pit. Given that there was no way for water to get in there, except maybe from the top although there is NO evidence of there ever being a basement flood, I'm assuming the water has been in there since new.

I've never had a sump pit. I don't know if this is a big deal. The next door neighbor does not have a pit. The neighbor across the street also has a pit but has no inlet or pump as well. I'm in Colorado if that helps.

Should I be concerned?

Thanks
Ayuh,.... Seein's it's never been used, 'n yer neighbor's don't have any problems,...

I can't say's that I can see any problem either....

Not all sub-grade basements need to be pumped, if it's not below a water-table...

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