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- May 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm #208641AnonymousInactive
Im buying a house that was build in 2000 and it says it has a sump pump. Does that means the basement leaks?
- May 16, 2011 at 5:21 am #276679AnonymousInactive
Not necessarily. It most likely senerio is underground water entering the the basement or the house is below street level & the water needs to be pumped out often especially when it rains. It’s no big deal! But best you keep an eye on it periodically to make sure it’s working correctly. Some come complete with it’s own float switch that turns it off & on. Make sure the float isn’t obstructed by anything & is free to move!
- May 16, 2011 at 11:49 pm #277345AnonymousInactive
most houses have a sump pump. it keeps your footer drains open so the water comes under and into the pump not through the walls. common and good if the drain system is in place correctly.
- May 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm #277356AnonymousInactive
water enters somehow, some way….thus the need for a sump pump. the sump pump’s job is to remove water and keep your basement dry. If you are looking in a certain area that has water issues a sump pump is a necessity. find out why water enters the basement….look for water marks on walls, posts etc…check floor for cracks…etc.
- May 17, 2011 at 9:59 am #279060AnonymousInactive
You want a sump pump if you have a basement. Just make sure you keep it maintained. I believe they are required by code in most areas now. I wouldnt buy a house without one because the ones that dont will eventually leak some day!
- May 17, 2011 at 10:33 am #279188AnonymousInactive
don’t get it its going to cause you a lot of problems.
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