We live in a garden-level condo in a brick rowhouse built in the 1850's
(we're in Boston, so everything's old). Our lower level is actually
subterranean, with only one window to the outside via a window well sunk
into our back patio. The window well has a drain, but it tends to clog
easily. We've snaked it, poured chemicals down it, and even called Roto
Rooter, but it will clog anyway. Roto Rooter said that in these old homes,
the drains don't go anywhere, they just go into the earth, so that in heavy
rain when the water table rises, the drain will flood and there's nothing
to be done about it.
We are looking to purchase an automatic utility pump to place in the well
during heavy rain and during weekends when we are not home. Are there any
recommendations for reliable, effective automatic utility pumps?
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