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  • Water in Basement Question

    Hi,

    First time user of the plumbing side of this forum. I have water coming into my basement from where the drain pipe from my sink goes into the concrete slab. I usually see the water a couple of days after an especially heavy rain. Any thoughts on how I can seal around the pipe? Also would a sump pump be a good alternative?

    PS I have the lawn slopped away from the house in this corner so I'm sure I'm not sourcing water from there.

    Thanks
    murph

  • #2
    I'd say you're a prime candidate for a sump pump. It's not that difficult of a DIY'er project but hiring a pro to do isn't a bad idea either.
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    • #3
      Buddy told me $3,000-5,000 for a sump pump installed by a plumber. Ouch!!!

      Anybody know where I can find some instructions for doing it myself?

      Brian
      murph

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      • #4
        I think that $3000-5000 figure must include a little more than just the installation of a sump pit and pump. Anyway, here's a little info that you may find helpful; http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...7/1/sump_pump/
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        • #5
          Thanks, this is very helpful.
          murph

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