Ground Water Problems in your Basement


Having ground water problems in your basement?

We have seen a lot of 20-30 year old houses lacking a sump pit in the basement. You could break out the floor and add one. However do you actually have weeping tile? And if you do where is it going? You still don’t know. Alberta Septic & Excavating has seen a lot of houses with weeping tile installed but going nowhere.  Ie. Not directed into a sump pit or graded down-hill until the end hits daylight. So where is the water supposed to go? We can excavate to the footing, find the weeping tile if it exists. Then install a sump complete with pump and even an alarm if you like. Now you are tied into weeping tile, and have a water collection point that is 2-3 feet below your basement floor that you can pump away from your house. What if we don’t have weeping tile down there you ask? Every site is different but in some cases we have been able to add weeping tile and the sump and still solve the problem. We have fixed some very difficult and unpleasant situations. Give us a call maybe we can help. Oh and we only install weeping tile with sock, so yours won’t end up looking like the clogging weeping tile in the picture. Website:

External Sump Install 3

Installing sump.

External Sump Install 2

External Sump

Silt filling up weeping tile.  Alberta Septic only uses weeping tile with sock.

Silt filling up weeping tile. Alberta Septic only uses weeping tile with sock.


Septic System Tip: Conserve Water Usage

Alberta Septic & Excavating sincerely cares that your business flows in the right direction!  So here is a water conservation tip to maintain the longevity of your private sewage system.  Spread out your water consumption.  For example don’t do all your laundry for the week on one day.  This will allow time for the wastewater in your septic tank or treatment plant to separate properly.  As well, don’t allow large volumes of water to enter your tank in a short period of time.  Again, this can compromise your wastewater from separating properly and solids could be forced into your field causing a potential blockage.  Blockages could lead to sewage back up.   Using water efficiently respects the environment and benefits the longevity of your septic system.