Re: Sump Pit leak
Posted by Dirkdaddy on February 04, 2004 at 09:02:08:
In response to Re: Sump Pit leak
: : Hello,
: : (snip) I'm getting about 1 1/2 gal per hr into the pit from ground seepage.

: Reply:
: I guess you could look at it two ways:
: 1.) You're removing ground water (which is good) that normally wouldn't be removed if there wasn't a hole in the sump.
: 2.) The pump is working overtime and you may want to keep a spare on hand. It appears you're on a high water table.
: Good Luck. e-plumber

Also, check see how far you're sump is dumping the water from the house. I had one that was only dumping directly outside the house. Seemed like the same water was going around and around to me. I put the exit into a lawn drain of non-pref. pipe that exited about 20 yards away down a slope and the amount of water draining into the sump decreased by about 80%. Also changed some lawn grading and made some additional lawn drain pipes to divert water in rainstorms b/c of grade problems that sloped towards the house.

good luck

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