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The septic tank guy is booked for first thing Tuesday morning. I have to remove all the pavers and sand covering the tank and distribution box before he gets here...and then put it all back together when he's finished suckin' her empty. What's the problem you ask?
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Dan I feel your pain . My basements full of water and it's pretty much ruined an chances of using the gym . I've gotta dismantle it and move everything to the one side of the basement .
I've got a 5 gallon shop vac that I've filled up probably 20 times trying to keep it under control.
Not helping that as I'm posting we've got a power outage with 2000 people out for last 3 hours . Bet people's basements are filling up with water as there pumps have no power .
I've put my iPad on my mobile hot spot from my phone in order to have internet .
I've never had water issues like this before , and I'm assuming because we've had a banner year snow wise , that the water table is WAY UP

Guess I gotta get a jack hammer and put in a sump pump soon .
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No issues here but that's one of the advantages of building a house on top of an old gravel river bed. Now trying to get grass to grow in the summer is another issue.

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No issues here but that's one of the advantages of building a house on top of an old gravel river bed. Now trying to get grass to grow in the summer is another issue.
Try laying down straw, sow some seed, water.
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Dan I feel your pain . My basements full of water and it's pretty much ruined an chances of using the gym . I've gotta dismantle it and move everything to the one side of the basement .
I've got a 5 gallon shop vac that I've filled up probably 20 times trying to keep it under control.
Not helping that as I'm posting we've got a power outage with 2000 people out for last 3 hours . Bet people's basements are filling up with water as there pumps have no power .
I've put my iPad on my mobile hot spot from my phone in order to have internet .
I've never had water issues like this before , and I'm assuming because we've had a banner year snow wise , that the water table is WAY UP

Guess I gotta get a jack hammer and put in a sump pump soon .
I'm waiting for an Astroid to hit the house next
Where is the water coming in Rick? From the walls or the floor?
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Wow, Rick... no sump pump, and the power is off? That's not good.
I do have a sump pump and because, like you, we had a very tough winter snow-wise I'm concerned that it might be overworked by the time it's really melting here. Last year we didn't have a quarter of the snow we have this year and there was several inches of water in my crawl space. When I discovered that I went to HF and bought the pump. It worked fine, but this year I have it on the far side of the crawl space where I can't get to it if there's water down there, so if it's ever going to fail I'm sure it'll be during the melt when there's lots of water. Just the way my life works sometimes. LOL
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Well.. can be a deep subject for a shallow mind...
you won't be flushing all those things yur told to you can...
bleach and chemicals is the biggest killer of septi8c system...
paper is next...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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...That sucks!
The septic tank guy is booked for first thing Tuesday morning. I have to remove all the pavers and sand covering the tank and distribution box before he gets here...and then put it all back together when he's finished suckin' her empty. What's the problem you ask?

Last time i had to dig mine up I said enough is enough.. Went and got a couple of those big cement rings, stacked em over the septic tank access hole, up to ground level, capped them off then placed a small planter over top. Next time I gotta get at the tank,should take about 30 minutes...

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No issues here but that's one of the advantages of building a house on top of an old gravel river bed. Now trying to get grass to grow in the summer is another issue.
getting a lush green lawn can be quite the expense After years of figuring out what it takes, I got it down to a regular routine. ONE summer, I had a stunningly lush grass covered yard. Thick, healthy and honestly, extremely attractive as far as landscaping goes. Figured out the costs in time and materials and said the hell with it. Just to many other things I can do with the time and money...Finally took and trimmed all the hardwoods and pines up to about 12 foot, decreased the size of the drip ring, let a little more early season sunlight and rain in and it improved the yard by a good 50% or better... and life goes on...

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