We have lived in our house for almost 6 years. Our sump pump in the basement has flooded 3 times. We live in Arizona where a small percentage of homes have basements. The first two times we called a plumber, they said it was the float?? They dried everything out. We are on our 3rd sump pump and it flooded our basement again. We tore out our carpet and I had my husband remove the baseboard, we now have mold. We built this house and we hired a home inspector half way through the home build. The only information I can find is a pipe that may be sagging in the basement, I also have no idea if it was ever fixed. Not sure what to do now??
Sump pumps are used to remove water from basement like structures. Often water will collect in what is called sump basins. Basements can flood for various reasons either due to plumbing issues, below the water table problems, rain, or even natural ground water. So in your situation you need to investigate carefully which of the possible causes or responsible for the flooding. If it is not associated with the fault of your plumbing pipe system, then it may very well be a natural occurrence and there it will be important to ensure you have a properly operating sump pump.
I have water leaking out of the shower/tub through the openings for the hot and cold water valves. The valves themselves are not leaking! It is the water running off the shower wall and goes through the opening cut for the valves. I tried to caulk it several times and it does work, but only temporary.
Any ideas or help you can offer to seal off this opening, preventing water from leaking outside the tub? My kitchen ceiling is severely damaged from the leak!
All help will be greatly appreciated!!!!!
You need to carefully evaluate to be certain that you are not experiencing a leak at the valve. Once you are absolutely certain, then given the difficult you are experiencing with water penetrating into the wall, you should give consideration to replacing the wall fixtures, choosing a size and type that will completely cover the wall valve openings and seal off the area from further moisture penetration.