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Do I need a sump pump?

Posted by jckos (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 5, 09 at 11:17

I just bought a 1919 foursquare with a partially finished basement. The grading is poor but I see no signs of water even after the extremely heavy rains we've been having in the NY metro area.

The existing wall frames show no sign of water damage.

I plan to grade the outside properly and put in a french drain around the perimeter.

Do you think I need a sump pump? If so, where should I put it? The middle of the basement is the high point and it slopes two two opposite sides of the house.

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RE: Do I need a sump pump?

I guess I should have added that I plan to finish it completely and that it has a faint moldy smell.

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