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I found this great article which shows you a few ways in which you can prevent flood damage. [http://www.pumpsalesdirect.co.uk/blog/submersible-pumps-prevent-flood-damage/][1] Good luck!


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Problem #1: You have under-slab ducts. These are bad because they can flood, harbor mold, and increase the dampeness of the house, and let in creepy-crawlies. Problem #2: when it rains, water gets under your slab--and floods the ducts! This means you have very poor drainage and a high water table. The best solution to this problem would be to seal up your ...


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Instead of patch repair solutions for the ductwork in the foundation, have you considered looking into quotes to add new ductwork along the ceiling of your walkout basement by branching off the ductwork under the house on top of the hill. You could then add ceiling vents that should never have water issues. In the short term, this could be a costlier ...


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Your window well should already have a drain that ties into the drain tiles around your foundation. This is likely already tied into your sump. Often over time the drains get clogged up and filled with debris. The solution is to dig out the window well and unclog the drain. You should have about a foot of crushed gravel that stops 6" below the window level ...


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Pumping the water above ground, or below ground doesn't matter. Moving the water far enough away (downhill) from the house is the key. If your plumbing is underground, it has to go somewhere. The pipe can't just come to an end. You'll want to drain into a dry well, ditch, storm sewer, spillway, stream, etc. If your pumping out onto the ground. You'll ...



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