Originally Posted By: gbattaglini
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Looking for some clarification on Sump Pumps.
I am inspecting a 2 yr old home tomorrow and it has a sump pump in the basement.
Has the builder put it there to aid in the dispersing of water from the perimeter drainage system or because of a high water table in the area and they need to get rid of the high water to prevent hydrostatic pressure.
BTW there is a crack in the basement floor…I do not know the dimension and I am guessing at this time that it might have been due to hydrostatic pressure.
Any help would be appreciated.
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