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Flooding and Patch below the bathroom

There was flooding in bathroom because a tap was accidentally open. Water came out on carpet from the bathroom. Removed the water and made the surrounding dry in and around bathroom. But it resulted ...
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Garage apartment flooding in left front corner

So we made our garage into an apartment for our grandson and his girlfriend. In the front left corner it’s flooding. We pull the floor up twice dried it out quickly my husband then dug a trench or ...
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Flooding likely due to clay drainage tile broken; excavate to replace?

We bought a house 2 years ago which was built in 1952 with an extension added in 1991. The basement of the extension floods with heavy rain/snow, but the original house never floods. There is a sump ...
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How do I clean up after an upstairs washer flood?

I've just had my upstairs washer wiggle itself away from the wall and remove the drain hose from the drain, resulting in water everywhere. The wash room is above the garage, so that's where the water ...
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My crawlspace has 2 chambers and has flooded recently. Do I need 2 sump pumps or can I connect the chambers somehow?

The red line on the picture above is the "division" between the chambers. The entrance to the crawlspace is from the smaller chamber and there's a cutout to the bigger one. The walls on the ...
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Seal a Concrete Basement with Seepage Flooding for Finishing

I have a basement that floods from water seepage whenever the soil outside is saturated. This can be from heavy rain, or as in this warm winter it can go all winter long from the wet soil even without ...
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Automated Main shut-off before well pressure tank affect downstream system as everything empties due to leak

System design description In an automated water main shutoff system, I have a downstream well pressure tank, hot water heater and softener past the main MOEN shutoff, which would have some water and ...
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For How Long can a Sump Pump Run Before Damage Occurs?

TL;DR: is a duty cycle where a 1/4 HP submersible sump pump is repeatedly running for [3 minutes pumping wet, 12 seconds pumping dry, 4 minutes off] going to damage the pump appreciably? Long version: ...
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Water around shed/ house

How do I remove all this water from around my shed garage? It’s an up hill to the street. There is no slope for a french drain. Water goes around on both sides.
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Sump pumps, flooding and water tables

So we built an addition to our home in CT in an area with a notoriously high water table. We built a 9 foot deep basement in the hopes of having a golf simulator some day. We have footing drains that ...
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Is my sewer line broken?

Home Built: 1955. New York City. https://imgur.com/a/mpjRvKl Landscape is pitched towards the street, so I don’t think grading was an issue. I moved in a year ago and in the front corner of the ...
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Would an external sump pit help prevent flooding until an internal drain system is installed?

I bought a house this year and discovered that the basement floods in the winter. Specifically, one room of the basement floods, it is part of an extension that was built sometime after the original ...
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How can I remedy lingering foundation leaks after repairs?

A couple of years ago, I bought an older house (1930s) that had been flipped by the seller. They had finished the basement (~850 sqft) by adding drywall and carpet. They also plugged up the sump pump. ...
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Solar Powered Sump Pump [closed]

Our basement floods when the power goes out. The obvious solution is to make a backup. My fathers plan is to use a solar panel to power a battery, from there he can unplug the sump from the house to a ...
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Basement flooding

I live in a raised ranch with a downward sloping driveway. This year we experienced a major flood with all water coming under the garage door. Does a waterproof garage door exist? Once the water got ...
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Why didn't flooded extension cord plug trip breaker?

I had an issue recently where my cat turned on a laundry tub faucet, flooding the basement with municipal water (due to the floor drain being clogged; 1930 house in the Toronto area). There was a live ...
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Hot water heated T&P valve fully opened itself flooding my garage

My main question: should I do more debugging or is it safe to assume I just need to replace the T&P valve? My issue seems more extreme than most videos/articles about fixing a leaking valve and I ...
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Basement flooding only with heavy snow fall

Our basement is unfinished, and since we bought it one year ago it has flooded three times. This only occurs with heavy snowfall, i.e. when a large amount of snow falls and then melts. Even the ...
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Are carpet and pad salvageable with partial flooding?

We had a storm that caused a flood in one part of the basement where the water level actually went above a window and started coming in through it. I immediately shopvacd it and pulled up the carpet ...
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Best way to prevent basement flooding

I am trying to mitigate my basement flooding. The flooding is pretty minimal. Just in two location water seeps through the floor. One spot is in the back corner of the house and the other is along the ...
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How much (clean-looking) drywall should be removed around moldy studs?

I had a pipe in the attic burst during a freeze last December. I was out of town, so water ran down from the attic for at least a day before I got to it. The flow rate wasn't high; I had turned off ...
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Basement Flooding / Sump Pump

Basement flooded over the weekend. The same type of flooding has occurred 3 times in the last 6 years. The sump pump was replaced during the first occurrence. However the problem continues to occur. I ...
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How to add flood guard to 3.5” sink drain?

I have a laundry sink that backs up with storm sewer water occasionally. Looking for a simple way to add a flood guard to the sink. The floor drains have 3” float flood guards that work well but I ...
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Why won't my water heater light after a basement flood?

Last night my basement flooded about 8 inches and got into my gas water heater. It was propped up on bricks but about 1-2 inches of water hit the very bottom of the heater and got the insulation wet ...
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Ongoing problem with flooding in a finished basement - Need advice [closed]

We’ve had an ongoing problem with basement flooding in a finished basement that was added onto an existing structure a few years ago. We initially put in french drains to catch water that runs ...
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Prevent window well from flooding in old house without weeping tile

When it rains heavily the window well in the front of my house fills with water, leading to flooding from the window. The window well is covered so water from the roof should not be filling it. A ...
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Install one way valve on basement drain?

We have a "secondary" drain line in our basement, connected to the kitchen sink, dishwasher, and laundry waste. Cast iron waste line runs to the basement floor, where the pipe then runs out ...
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What adhesive can I use to temporarily attach a tarp for flood control?

Hurricane Ian dumped so much rain that our neighborhood was flooded by 9-inch-deep rainwater. By sheer luck, after 5 hours, the water stopped rising just 1/2 inch below our thresholds. I wonder if ...
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How can I prevent my ice maker from allowing water draining to back up into my pipes and flooding my kitchen?

Problem Our ice maker occasionally floods the area between the LVP and slab as well as the top of the floor with water. This is because water comes up from the PVC and floods the area just outside of ...
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How to manage water on a complicated Cut & Fill Lot? [closed]

I've been seeing water infiltration problems in my crawl space/open basement. The house is built on a cut & fill lot, with what I suspect is a sloped sandstone formation underneath the house. I'm ...
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How to disinfect and clean a condensate water trap

What's the best way to disinfect this water trap - some sewage backflowed into it and it has a bunch of little chambers that I can't reach with a brush. Should I soak it in some sort of solution or ...
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Preventing auxiliary condenser jug overflow in a portable air conditioner

Our portable AC unit drains into a 3 gallon jug. When the jug is full, we empty it. This summer, the humidity has been bananas and the jug may be filling in as little as 2-3 hours. The fill rate is ...
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Does the floodplain level for a creek change after an obstacle? [closed]

We have a nice creek going through our lot and a renovated barn on the other side. We have a creek crossing that was designed by an engineer. While it didn't have to be permitted (since it wasn't on ...
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Basement flooding from backwater valve pit groundwater... but why now?

We recently purchased a ~20 year old house with no disclosed history of flooding. Over the winter season, we've seen significant rainfall three times. Each storm, we've seen a substantial flood in our ...
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Water coming up from concrete in middle of basement

So after a major snow storm, about 10 inches, two 60 degree days of melting it, and then heavy rain all day the next day I go down to my basement where right in the middle was a giant pool of water ...
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How much damage is 3-4 gallons of spilled water likely to have done?

Please help me understand the extent of the damage that might have been inflicted. Interestingly, a few hours later, the drywall ceiling of the floor below shows no water damage. Is that a good sign? ...
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Can you build a treehouse (or tree deck/platform) in a floodplain without an HH study?

While I was aware that part of my land was in a floodplain, turns out that in 2014 the DNR (or FEMA or something) declared the entire 5.5 acre parcel is in a floodplain. In order for zoning to approve ...
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How to determine if tethered sump pump float switch is triggering at the right height?

Yikes! It rained a ton yesterday and my basement flooded. Water soaking the floor. When I looked into the sump pump, it had lots of water in it. I pulled up on the float and it all emptied. As we ...
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Fiberglass insulation in a short duct soaked with sewage, disinfect with Benefect or remove insulation, or just completely replace?

I had sewage backup that filled my basement mechanical HVAC room about 6 inches. I have two HVAC systems side by side. This means that both one-foot-long sections of the 18x30 rectangular cold air ...
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Inspecting water damage to ceiling around air boot

Last night my second-floor walk-in shower backed up and overflowed while I was in another room waiting for the water to heat up. The water ran along the faux-wood laminate floor to the bedroom doorway,...
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GE washer not working after flooding

Whole neighborhood had a freak flash flood. My basement took 7 inches of water. Got the hot water heater working today; the furnace and central AC are fine. I have a GE "laundry center" -- ...
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Address water emerging from slit in concrete basement floor left by sewer line replacement

Background: when I moved in in 2018 I had the sewer line replaced. This necessitated cutting a section of the basement floor, which was then filled with concrete: The contractor left unfilled a ...
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What is this small drain pipe in my garage wall?

I have a drainage pipe (PVC - looks like the air unit/water heater one) of some sort that is in my garage it doesn't belong to the water heater or the air unit I know where those are. I cannot think ...
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Drying out my flooded kitchen

I came down this morning to see that a water pipe burst underneath my sink and there was an inch of water covering the whole of my kitchen floor. Oh no! I think it must have been spilling out water ...
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Overthinking basement flooding prevention?

I've been recommended by two companies now to install an interior vapor barrier along my basement walls to prevent the water that is shooting out during heavy rains. The vapor barrier will stop water ...
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Need a quick fix for leaking door frame. During flood

We are in the middle of tropical storm and there is flooding on one side of house. The side door seems to be leaking from under the frame (not the actual door) its too wet to duct tape. Any ...
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How can I fix pooling water due to my fence?

I got my fence installed a few months ago on a down sloping part of my yard. I need to resolve the nagging issue I have of water pooling due to it not being able to get through the fence fast enough. ...
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Will using a flood guard on cellar drain cause excess storm water to go to upper floors?

Just recently has storm backwater flood my basement through the 2 floor drains. A few weeks ago when my neighbor was draining his backyard pool I noticed remnants of slight flooding, but last night ...
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How to safely run power out to pond pump?

I built a pond that is about 50 feet from the house and nearest outlet and need to run a pond pump in it. The pond is too large for the solar-powered pumps I have seen. I considered simply buying a ...
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Would I have flow issues if I hookup a 1hp sump pump along with a 3/4hp sump pump with a wye?

Backstory. I own a home that has a driveway that slopes towards the garage. The garage has a grill in front of it to catch all the excess water drainage and dump it outside the house, I presume to ...
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