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Posted by Brian on June 15th, 1998 05:50 PM

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I am putting on an addition to my house. My present house is on a 4' crawlspace. In the spring w/ the high water table I can have about 3" of water around the foundation walls. My concern is the full basement w/ the addition and the high water table. We just received about 2" of rain in a 2 day period. I dug a hole to see where the water table is, it's at about 6'.
I will have a 7' finished basement w/ draintile inside & outside the footing w/ 2 sump pumps. I could have a water table about 3' above the footings in a worse case. I must pump from the sumps due to flat land.
Am I crazy for going w/ a basement or will it handle it
and remain dry.......
Any thoughts......

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