4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 10:02 AM
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I have a flood control system and still got 8 in of water by Park Ridge. Did this happen to anyone else with flood control?

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 10:12 AM

Yes I'm off Harlem and Devon and still got about an inch of water . Have sumo pump and all too. Think mine was all rain water didn't see much sewage or doesn't smell like sewage. Was just too much too fast :(

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 10:49 AM

Did your flood control system come with any performance guarantees?

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 11:21 AM

The pumps in the flood control systems can die or lose strength over time. Also sometimes debris can get stuck preventing it from closing off as it should.

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 11:31 AM

Yes have the pump checked and system inspected yearly

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 11:56 AM

We have a basic flood control system. It held back about 80% of the raw sewage with the check valve system. My floor drain was like a geyser. I managed to plug the floor drain with a towel and bar bell weights. I luckily stopped it from filling up my basement. My street was flooded to half way up my driveway. Manor and Hamlin area was severely flooded thankfully it receded and only left with a little $hit! I plan to get an overhead system in now. Looking for reputable company. I should mentioned we installed a drain tile system in October last year and all I can say it That was running every 1 min nonstop. So glad we got that installed and now ready for an overhead.

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4 months ago on 05/15/2020 at 3:04 PM

I had a system installed by Perma-Seal and didn't get a drop of water. Flood control with double check valve and interior drain tile system. Pump was working overtime but stayed dry.

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