No need for the sump!

Ok here’s an inspection related thread. I did an inspection yesterday on a home that was built in 2001. For the most part, the inspection went smooth. When I got to the crawl I saw a sump installed that wasn’t plugged in so needless to say there was a lot of water. I followed the flow to try and understand where all the water was coming from since the perimeter grade looked fine.

Well, the corner of the foundation was very wet and I could see the path all the way to the sump bucket. I got out of the crawl to take a look directly above the the wet foundation to find the P.R.V. valve slowly leaking! Whoever installed the sump must have thought there was a grading problem or something and installed it without even looking at the source! LOL.

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