Everything You Need To Know About Sump Pumps
Submitted by Andrew Shackleton on
When my house was built there was little in the way of modern conveniences. While my 1889 farm house did have three fire places it didn't have plumbing or electricity. At some point these features were added along with a sump pump and weeping tile system These are installed in new homes as a preventative against water penetration and as remediation in old homes such as mine. The system consists of perforated piping (weeping tile) on the outside of the foundation that directs ground water to a sump, which is a shallow pit in the basement that collects the water.
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