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Old 03-22-2013, 07:14 AM   #21
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Near where I live there is a house 5yrs old built on top of a mountain, unfortunately on top of a spring. They built it in the summer, but for some reason the water problem is only in the winter. They have 6 sump pumps and a propane backup generator. It It looks like a river coming out from that house in the winter, and they are right at the ridge.
Water is a funny thing and the way it travels underground. If you go to Google and do search on Seasonal High water table map for your region, you be surprised what you find.
Before I purchase any property first thing I do is check that... and sometimes property location at high elevation and you cannot put a basement because the water table is a few feet deep...
Especially on mountain sites, because its all hard rock or shale in most cases, so there is no water peculation and the water just rides at the surface layer. It can be 10" or 100' deep it all depends on nature.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #22
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Water is a funny thing and the way it travels underground. If you go to Google and do search on Seasonal High water table map for your region, you be surprised what you find.
Before I purchase any property first thing I do is check that... and sometimes property location at high elevation and you cannot put a basement because the water table is a few feet deep...
Especially on mountain sites, because its all hard rock or shale in most cases, so there is no water peculation and the water just rides at the surface layer. It can be 10" or 100' deep it all depends on nature.
Spelling police....its percolate or percolation once is no big deal use wrong twice I've got to bring it up.

The detail you show above is close to what I would do too, we don't do block walls here though.
On a really wet site we have laid down a layer of geo textile and cover it with a foot or more of quarry spalls and built on top of that, the water flows right under the footings and slab.

Of course the lot has to have the slope to daylight the water. I suppose you could do the same system with a sump as well.

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