Sump Pump or French Drain
Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:25 PM
LOL my bad...wtf ever!!! every one knows Dragons aren't real anyways
the f**k they aren't... You obviously haven't watched How to Train Your Dragon..
Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:28 PM
also, the dragon from shrek that donkey falls in love with
damnit man...you're right!
Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:40 PM
yep. neighbor had to do this. had a pump for years and went french drain. its the ONLY way.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:19 AM
w/ your proximity to the creek you definitely need a pump.
French Drain won't help with that much water. In fact, a sump pump might not work for the same reason! Depends no what you hook it too. You may want to think about sandbags!
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:19 AM
1) both and
2) get a pro
you might want to look in to the permaseal thing for the crawl too.
last thing you need is a mold issue, cuz when it is time to sell (if ever) the remediation process is a giant PITA.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:28 PM
thanks ya'll for the advice
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:34 PM
jesus. build a dike.
If we're going to get biblical she should build an ark
Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:42 PM
best but most expensive option will be to have your yard regraded based on your comment of rain water soaking the front yard and all. We had to do this at one of our previous homes and it wasn't cheap, but it worked like a damn.
If that's simply not an option, then go with the sump pump. It will be far easier and cheaper to install than the drainage etc. As others have said, also check where your eaves drain etc. That's a huge amount of water you could be adding to the problem if they aren't installed and draining properly.
I personally recommend installing a s
Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:02 PM