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High water table: Some home have sump pump running in basement non-stop. Lake nearby.

I'm worry what if there's power failer? Is there a way to channel water flows away from house? Or don't buy that house?

  • May 09 2014 - US
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You can get a either a stand alone or back up generator for sump pumps. If the water table under the homes is that high, out side diversions like french drains, regrading or foundation barriers are unlikely to be very helpful. 

Do you know if people have had ongoing issues with localized flooding? Have you looked up the FEMA flood zone the house is in? FEMA has a way to search by address on their website.
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Well, with out looking at it, I can only say this, pay attention to the house you are looking at, not the ones next door. Have a company that works in that area give you advice.
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