Sump Pit Crack

buckeye_cincyJune 21, 2008

I have a sump pit that has cracks along the sides. They are about four inches long and this is where all the water enters. I've lived at the house for two years and the previous owner patched a few of the other cracks. Should I patch these cracks in the pit and what should I use?

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I would use hydraulic cement. It cures underwater. come in a powder you mix up has a short working time.

OR you could reline the pit with a plastic sump basin. They are sold at building supply centers and at the major home improvement stores.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 1:11PM
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It is my understanding that the purpose of a sump pit is to accumulate water and pump it out before it gets into the basement. If that is true, why would you want to seal it?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 11:06PM
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