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Basement water/sump pump question

Posted by dreamdelta (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 28, 09 at 11:50

Where exactly should my sump pump drain to? I just recently moved into my home and we've had a bit of rain lately. There is water bubbling up on the side of my house and the other day I noticed a lot of toilet paper and rocks near a hole on the side of my house. It looks like the hole was plugged with this stuff and "exploded". I'm figuring it's from the sump pump....

Also, I had been noticing a sewer like smell in my basement and one of my upstairs closets. Since the "explosion" from the hole I haven't noticed smell. I'm thinking that maybe the drainage system was clogged and the smell was due to that.

Any thoughts form anyone?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Basement water/sump pump question

Two different questions. Toilet paper "explosions" and sewer smells point to problems in your septic tank/cesspool system, particularly the venting thereof.

A sump pump for handling "clean" water coming into the basement is a different matter.

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