Troubleshooting a Basement Prone to Flooding
My basement has several floor drains that are not clogged and work beautifully to collect any water that may accumulate due to (in the past) well pump leaks, hot water heater draining, etc. This morning, however, the basement has 6″ of standing water due to the soaked ground after the torrential rain last night. I purchased a sump pump and am hoping for the best. My question: I had planned to finish the floor as per recommendations here (dimple mat with floating floor). This seems like a bad idea now! Is there any way to finish the floor knowing that every five years or so (we have lived here that long) we may get a rain event that causes water to enter the basement to this magnitude?
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