Footer Drain Clogged with Sediment


Water coming from our footer drain into the the sump crock has a beige color sediment oozing in thru the pipe with the water. Over time it coats the sump crock and sump pump and eventually will clog up the discharge pipe from the sump pump. It also builds up in the footer drain and eventually it will clog also. As the sediment builds up, it will harden and is difficult to get cleaned out. As it is oozing in, it reminds you of a quicksand type substance, but as it builds up and hardenes it looks like a calcium buildup that you would get with water. Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Would appreciate any information or solutions that anyone has.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Set up your sump to only pump down to about 8" above the bottom of the pit, and dig the muck out by hand, periodically. You might end up needing to put some sort of filter bag/cage around the intake, if the pit is too small for settling to take place. And have the stuff identified. It's probably clay, but if not, you want to know what it is, and where it's coming from.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.