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Old 04-11-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: KY
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In and around Lexington to you need to use them? Or are they just for emergency?
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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They're nice if there's a heavy rain and you're basement floods, but normally you shouldn't need them. They are great for a "crisis situation."
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: KY
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I was just thinking if I purchased a home with a finished basement what a mess it would be. I wonder if I got a unfinished basement if there is some way to seal the cement before finishing.
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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Most of the time water in the basement can be prevented by things like redirecting downspouts and grading the dirt around the house. My old house had a baaaaaaad water problem. I had the basement waterproofed (Waterproofing really is just controlling the water that is still coming into the perimeter of your foundation). I also had a guy with a Bobcat regrade my yard since it sloped towards the house. He brought in 3 dumptruck loads of dirt. I had gutters that never clog installed and burried the downspouts, taking them far away from the house.............No water and the sump pump never runs now.

After all that, I never want a basement again!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: KY
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Thx for the info Lex. Why would anybody have the yard where water runs to the house?? The house I lease now I used to own and they did the same thing and thought "that was stupid":O But in AZ we don't get the really bad flooding in town. Except the streets. I swear they put the drains in with the thought it never rains.
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