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In a situation like this, I am guessing the home has a basement below ground a bit? Because of that the water just seaps in through the walls?

What would stop them in a situation like this from using a larger sump pump to keep it dry? Or is that just not possible due to the volume of water?
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In a situation like this, I am guessing the home has a basement below ground a bit? Because of that the water just seaps in through the walls?

What would stop them in a situation like this from using a larger sump pump to keep it dry? Or is that just not possible due to the volume of water?
When you build a home you put a footing in for the basement walls then generally 6 to 8" of clear stone where the floor will be poured, the problem here is what we refer to as Hydraulic pressure, it simply means there is so much water under the floor under pressure it will find or make a crack and come up through which is what it did. Now you have what we call 4" drain pipe on the outside around the house but it has to be plugged somewhere and digging it up is not an option, you would have to see the house to really understand.

We come in to find where the water is coming from and divert it away from the house, this is an extreme case, generally you will find small springs and they are easy to deal with, we found the spring or where the water is coming from however its basically a small underground brook.

I think I mentioned I put a sump pump at the head of my drain yesterday as a test, 1 1/2" pipe attached, it could not even begin to keep up with the water flow, I have never seen anything like this nor have others I talked to in this business.
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With the underground pressure to push this water up, once it is diverted, over time will the pressure lower? Will there be less water flow because the water table is lowered or does that not happen?
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With the underground pressure to push this water up, once it is diverted, over time will the pressure lower? Will there be less water flow because the water table is lowered or does that not happen?
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Yes, it can be immediate which is rare, generally speaking one to four weeks, if you have an issue at four weeks then you did not find the problem.

Water will flow the path of least resistance, you are introducing a new option if you will that is easier, it can take a few days for the water to ctah on but then you have the issue nailed.
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That is very fascinating.

When you are interacting with the home owner, how much of this do they ask you about or do they just ask for you to fix it? You could potentially really give them a lesson on the topic and I do wonder how they would react to all that knowledge! Especially when it is immediately effecting them,
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That is very fascinating.

When you are interacting with the home owner, how much of this do they ask you about or do they just ask for you to fix it? You could potentially really give them a lesson on the topic and I do wonder how they would react to all that knowledge! Especially when it is immediately effecting them,
It's all over the board, some want it fixed some want to be part of the process, either is fine with me however I go to great lengths to explain the process we plan and what could possible happen based on our experience.
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Andy, Do you do a lot of work that requires you to dig deep?
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Depends on what you mean by deep, the average drain is 3 feet deep, we have had to go 8 feet deep due to major water issues in the basement, but all in all it's not often we dig over 4. We have the gear to dig 14 feet deep if needed but that will never happen here, simply too much bedrock.
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I dont know what things are like there but here we would just use a 6 in perferated drain pipe put clean stone around it and put a soil seperation fabric on top of the stone and run the drain out to daylight, if grade would allow it. If you can get the water before it gets to the house then problem solved.
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Is there a certian depth that you have to use a shoring box. An what i mean by that dose your local safty regulations require you to do so.
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