Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Sump Pit Crack

Posted by buckeye_cincy (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 21, 08 at 22:46

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?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Sump Pit Crack

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.

RE: Sump Pit Crack

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?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here