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zkeith2000
10-21-2006, 09:24 AM
I have two sump pumps (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/sump_pump/) in my basement, why?

Also, the one seems to kick on a few hours after any type of rain and runs for ten minutes, is this common?

I am afraid to leave my house with rain in the forecast for fear of power outage and flooding. They are building new subdivisions all around us, so power goes off frequently.

Because the pump kicks on so soon, does that mean I might have a house built on porous material, like rocks? There is a slope away from my house and 4 feet higher than my neighbors. Any sugestions?

Thanks

~Keith (The newbie here) :D

Tim
10-23-2006, 08:58 AM
Hi Keith,
The water that is coming into the sump pumps (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/sump_pump/) is probably due to your footing drains being clogged,so the water doesnt have anywhere else to go but to your sump system. Two sumps are not uncommon but there are a lot of factors to consider, size of the basement, volume of water etc. Basement Systems does have several options for sump pumps (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/sump_pump/) and battery backup (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/sump_pump/battery_backup_sump_pump.php) systems, depending on your needs. You can sign up for a free inspection and a free book and someone can come look at the problem.www.basementsystems.com/forms/contact (http://www.basementsystems.com/forms/contact)