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  1. #1
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    Default Sump Crock Question

    Looking for a little information on how inspectors deal with this situation.

    You have a sump crock that is half full of water and there is not pump. There is no evidence of the crock overflowing. Do your recommend a pump be installed?

    Thanks in advace.

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    Default Re: Sump Crock Question

    Do your recommend a pump be installed
    That seems a bit simplistic.

    I imagine that the entirety of the foundation drainage system needs to be assessed and included in whatever upgrades or corrections are needed.
    A crock in and of itself doesn't necessarily indicate weeping/perimeter tiles or water issues, although it may.

    What else did you see?


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    Default Re: Sump Crock Question

    Quote Originally Posted by John A Duncan View Post
    Looking for a little information on how inspectors deal with this situation.

    You have a sump crock that is half full of water and there is not pump. There is no evidence of the crock overflowing. Do your recommend a pump be installed?

    Thanks in advace.
    No. You can refer a plumbing contractor analyse if you are unfamiliar with this type of ground water management system though.

    Likely a gravity sump pit, John. Introduction to gravity sump system

    Here is a gravity sump.
    gravity pit.JPG

    Did you see any DWV plumbing pipes close to the pit?

    Images please.

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    Default Re: Sump Crock Question

    It was a new consturction and I did not see any evidence water of the crock overflowing on to the basement floor. But with the building being newly constructed there is a little uncertainty to what will happen moving forward.

    Plus I'm just wondering what inspectors recommend when they come across a crock with no pump and water in the crock.


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    Default Re: Sump Crock Question

    Quote Originally Posted by John A Duncan View Post
    It was a new consturction and I did not see any evidence water of the crock overflowing on to the basement floor. But with the building being newly constructed there is a little uncertainty to what will happen moving forward.

    Plus I'm just wondering what inspectors recommend when they come across a crock with no pump and water in the crock.
    If it were me, I would say pretty much what you just stated. Crock present in the basement and, since this is new construction, unable to determine if water will overflow into the basement. Defer to a drainage specialist.

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