|Posted by Catherine on May 12, 19100 at 21:13:51:|
|In response to Re: sump pump alternatives|
: i own a raised ranch (outside of syracuse, ny)and paid a reputable company to install a "ditch-like"trough
: (french drain) around the inside foundation of the house. it leads across the floor to the sump pump.
: theydid a fine job. for 3 years there has been little or no activity for the sump pump. this year is
: different. feb. 22 the snow melted and the sump started working. (my basement is completely
: finished, by the way, with 2 bedrooms, a bath and family room. carpeting and tile) it hasn't quit yet.
: don't get me wrong. i'm glad the sump is working, but the noise is irritating and with our latest
: why would there be so much water this year when it's never been this bad before? we've had a sump
: can i hire a company to dig a hole or ditch lower than my basement that will attract the water away
: any comments/suggestions?
I also have a French Drain and Sump pump in my finished raised ranch basement. I was also concerned about power outage. I purchased a back up battery for the system. It switches over automatically and will run for 6 hours of pumping time (at 75 seconds a pop that is a long time. ALso the french drain will hold alot of water before backing into the house.
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