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let's talk flood mitigation

By cait001

51 days ago



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    #4 51 days ago

    Water is a tough situation. You can’t stop a flood of water but under reasonably normal conditions having sump pumps and proper drainage outside the house is the best mitigation. I run 10 foot leads off the gutter on one side of the house and I ran a pipe undeground from another gutter 25 feet off the house. I have two sumps backed up by my generator. We’ve never had any water issues, thankfully, no water even in the sump pits, but with IDA this week, I could see water in the pipe feeding into the sump so I was at least close to having the pumps activate. As soon as it stopped raining, that water quickly receded so I know I have good drainage under my house. It’s always a white knuckle ride in these storms and it seems to be getting worse, I worry all the time about it. Wish I didn’t have a basement and could have pins upstairs. We had 5” from a storm a week ago and then another 3-4 from IDA so the water table is very high, not good.

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