Here we have one of Standard Water’s more extensive jobs. We got a call from Elsie and John in Plymouth, Minnesota, about some problems with their sump. When our sales crew came to look over the situation, they found a number of problems. First, the pump discharged into the sewer, which is illegal. They also told us that the old sump basin was directly in front of a wash tub, and had been stepped on and pushed in, which was a red flag for us. There was also an issue of a rather foul odor. We started by saw-cutting the concrete, which isn’t our typical method of floor removal. This house was built on pilings because of the soil conditions in the area. When we got through the floor and started removing parts of the old slab, we found the root cause of the problems. A sewer pipe under the basement had broken and had washed away much of the dirt from under the house. This erosion is what allowed the sump basin to be pushed down into the floor, and the open sewer pipe was the source of the smell. A plumber was brought in to fix the sewer pipe, which took care of the odor problem. We then installed our service marked Superior Sump System, taking care to install it under the wash tub, so that it would be out from underfoot. When it came to reinstalling the floor, we consulted with a structural engineer to make sure that the floor we installed would be as sound as the original slab. We poured footings, installed a 50-foot pier, and reinforced everything with rebar, and then poured the floor. This was a big job for us, but in the end, our customers were very happy with the work we performed. When asked if they had any suggestions or comments for us after the job was completed, Elsie said, “Just do what you have been doing. Outstanding.” If you are experiencing problems with your sump system or have a wet basement, please give us a call. We’ve got over 35 years of experience in fixing all kinds of basement problems. Thanks for watching.