Leaky Basements

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by Mad Plumber, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

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    I fix leaky basements and need a solution for high water tables under homes built in sand. Was hoping to use a short sand point or two to releave the hydrolic pressure under the floors. I need an automatic on off here too. Any help for me??

    Dennis
  2. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    You could put screens in the ground around the basements. Problem might be the sand not being pourous enough to pass water quickly enough to make a difference.

    Putting in multiple points and tying them together makes for a lot of fittings which is bad in any suction line. There will always be suction leaks, no matter how small and they will cause problems.

    If it were mine, I would try to sink a bunch of points, tie them together and run them into a catch basin underground at an elevation that the points can run into it with gravity alone. Then pump with a submersible Sump or Sewage Pump to a drainage area.

    bob...
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