Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Installing a sump pump

Posted by jibba (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 26, 06 at 12:56

I've posted on this issue previously--looking for solutions and have finally decided on a course of action.

I have a few leaks where the brick wall meets the concrete floor of my home. These are the only leaks in the basement, but water leaking through runs across the floor and has caused damage after very heavy rains. I can't seem to locate the problem on the exterior of the house, so my thought is to jackhammer a trench in the corner where the water leaks are, and install a sump pump.

I'd like to avoid hiring a specialized basement waterproofing company that would charge me thousands and make it a DIY with my handyman.

Beyond renting a jackhammer and installing a basic sump pump (probably battery operated, as heavy storms usually mean power outages), what else do I need to do/know?



Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Installing a sump pump

Hey jibba.
Just wondering if an epoxy seal (injection) would stop those leaks? Have you inquired about this? I had success with this method fixing leaks in my last 2 houses.

Just a thought.

 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