How to stop seeping ground lake water coming into our cottage basement at times of extrem runoff pressure from river

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We have a lovely walk out house at Wasa Lake, B.C. We are retiring there this year and would like to use the walk out for addition living space. Had the house since 2005 and had no issues with flooding. However the last three years we have had flooding. The ground under the house is very porous and the pressure from high run off pushes the water up through the ground and then seeps into the lower level. Is there someway we can stop the water coming in with out worrying about flooding or the pressure cracking the basement cement floor? We do have a sump pump. Neighbors took out all the water and cracked their basement floor due to pressure buildup. We left 2 feet of water in to prevent this and were successful. Looking at every avenue to solve this problem. Thanks for any input....

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I have read through other similar posts and it doesn't quite match my problem, so bear with me lol.

We had a massive leak under the house and our landlord called a plumber out to fix it. He turned off the main, fixed the leak (we have old copper pipes that poop out constantly), and the guy forgot to do something before leaving because he left us with no water for 24 hours. He came back out and said he forgot to turn a valve somewhere. This was about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Ever since then, whenever we run showers or the sink, we almost always lose water pressure, usually completely until there is no water running. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes for what I'm guessing is the pump to come on or cycle because the lights dim for a split second and then the water comes back to full pressure within a few seconds. It has gotten to the point where we prestart our showers to let it lose pressure, stop, then come back before we actually take the shower.

The other posts similar to mine...

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First of all, I've tried searching the questions for this but I haven't found anything that matches, but if this is a duplicate, my apologies in advance.

I've just moved into an apartment, and in contrast to the abysmal water pressure in my previous house (seriously, the upstairs shower takes about 4-5 hours to fill a bucket), this place has pressure that is too HIGH. This is normally not a cause for complaint, but my washing machine is having an issue.

Specifically, the connection between the machine's inlet valve and the main pipe in the wall. I'm trying to turn the tap to the optimum level, but it's either too low (the machine takes forever to fill) or too high (the pipe bursts open). I've replaced the pipe clip on both connections, and even reinforced it with a second pipe clip. The pipe holds together, but there are leaks springing around the clip.

I'm not a DIY expert, so what I really want to ask is if there is a solution to this, like a clip or pipe...

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When you discover water in your basement it is natural to think that you have a basement leak; that water is somehow finding its way through your foundation wall. When your basement is unfinished and there is water on the floor and no evidence of a leaking foundation crack or anything else in the foundation wall, what should you think? It is for this reason that many homeowners wonder: why is water coming up through my basement floor or up through floor cracks?


If water in the basement didn't come through the wall then it must have come either over the wall or from beneath the basement floor (unless there is actually a plumbing leak responsible for the problem). Check out this rare video clip of water coming up through a basement floor.

Why ground water comes up through basement floors

Ground water under your basement floor is often under tremendous pressure caused by a rising water table, the height of which is affected by several common...

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What's going on here?

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Springs are...

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