Two weeks in the new house and had water in the basement after 8 inches of rain in three days. At first I didn’t realize where it was coming from but as more came in we figured it out. The basement toilet was the culprit.
First house with a Grinder pump so went to see the neighbor at 7pm on a Friday night and he had the number to a gentleman that worked for the township. He said same thing happened about two months ago and lady I bought the house from called a plumber. He had a company pump the grinder tank out and they found a huge crack around the bottom with ground water running in. They quoted her 10k to fix. Pump $2,500 is burned up from moving all the ground water. He hooked me up with the excavatior the township uses. The ex stirs has unexpected surgery next week s he can’t do the job but knew the original excavator who did all of the site work including the 1,000 gal inground propane tank 5ft from grinder pump tank.
I have to call him to come out Monday and scope out digging it up. Luckily we have the rental house to live in while we get all of this fixed.
I am thinking of rigging a sump pump to take the ground water off the top of he grinder pump tank so it can’t get High enough to flood the basement intil we pull it. Also if we can figure out where the sewer pipe runs under the floor in the basement I would like to put a back flow preventer on the basement bathroom.
Luckily except for the bathroom only unfinished part had water where it spread out and ran to sump pump hole.
And yes will contact my realtor Monday on any recourse with previous owner.
The joys of buying a new home. I did learn from the township person that the ladies significant other that built the house was a mason. And that the one of the fireplaces in the house, The corner details, and basement stonework are from stones on the property. We have big piles of cleared field sandstone on three sides of the property.