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Water coming in below sump pit corrugated pipe! Is this normal?

I have water coming in from around the inlet pipe in my sump pit. I dont think i ever noticed it before. I live in Illinois and the house was built in 2001.
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Is channel in basement standard design?

Determined this is a 4 inch slab on top of original slab. Possibly with internal drainage channels from center of basement to edge, where it runs to pictured channel and sump pump. House has channel ...
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Sump Discharge Carry

I'm trying to figure out the best way (and materials) to carry the sump pump discharge water away so it no longer creates a cesspool beside my garage. When we moved in 6+ years ago there were old ...
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Sump Pump leaking from underneath

I have a fairly new sump pump in my basement. I live in Ohio, we did have a pretty hard freeze recently, I am not sure if it is related. It doesn't run that often ( 2-8 times a day) unless it's pretty ...
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Why does water appear just below my basement slab in one location and not another?

We recently purchased a house and inherited a "5 gallon lowes bucket shoved into a hole with gravel" sump pit. It sits approximately halfway across the width of our basement. There is consistently ...
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Sump pump running almost constantly under bedroom

I just bought a house and had it inspected before buying. The inspector was very thorough: down to the bolts on the door locks locks. He went into every nook and cranny. He took pictures all over ...
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Sump pump stops working

I purchased and installed a Zoeller some pump approximately five weeks ago. It worked great for one month and not a drop of water the basement. It has recently stopped working in the evenings and end ...
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Is use of a deep cycle marine battery indoors safe?

I have a backup sump pump, a 12V "Basement Watchdog". However, immediately after installing it, I found the battery was basically dead. Not wanting to buy a very expensive replacement battery, I got ...
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French drain lower than sump pump?

Bear with me - this will take a long explanation before I get to the actual question. I’ll try to be brief. I have a damp, moldy basement. I had an interior French drain and 2 sump pumps installed ...
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Is it common to not find water when digging a sump pit in a basement?

Quick background on my situation. We bought our house 23 years ago and the basement was partially finished. Over the years we've had issues with water in the basement during strong/prolonged rains. ...
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Is it advisable to connect a sump pump to pop-up sprinkler heads?

My home doesn't offer a great place to eject sump water due to a very level landscape. I'm thinking of adding 3-5 standard pop-up sprinkler heads to the output line. This would allow better ...